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22 Oct 2017 description

Overview

o This Reserve Allocation Strategy is issued by the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), in consultation with the Clusters and Advisory Board of the IHF, to set the IHF funding priorities for the Hawiga Response Plan.

o A total amount of up to USD 20 million is available for this allocation. This allocation strategy paper outlines the allocation priorities and rationale for the prioritization.

o This allocation paper also provides strategic direction and a timeline for the allocation process.

21 Oct 2017 description
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(Baghdad, 21 October 2017) – Humanitarian partners are reaching thousands of people with emergency assistance on a daily basis.

During the past week, well over 100,000 civilians fled from Kirkuk, Makhmur and Tuz Khurmatu districts. Smaller numbers fled Zummar. The situation remains very fluid, with people sometimes fleeing for less than 24 hours before returning home.

20 Oct 2017 description

A year ago, on October 17th 2016, the armed forces launched a military offensive to retake the city of Mosul, in Iraq. More than one million civilians were displaced by the fighting, which lasted nine months, and over 18,000 people were injured. Below is an update on one of the region’s biggest humanitarian crises.

20 Oct 2017 description

By the end of July 2017, approximately 1.6 million primary health care consultations were provided, representing over 42 per cent of the 2017 overall target, and over 98,500 referrals were made to secondary or tertiary health care.

Highlights across the region in July include:

19 Oct 2017 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society(IRCS) has announced that its relief teams have entered the liberated areas in Hawejah district and distributed more than 880 food parcels for the families who have remained in their areas. ”

The relief teams of the IRCS have been managed to enter the liberated areas in Hawejah district and distributed more than 880 food parcels for the families who are living in the areas of ( AlAsriyah, AlJafaariyah and basin 13 at Zab area of Hawejah district. ”, Said Mr. Haider Qassim the relief official of the IRCS in Salahadin center.

17 Oct 2017 description
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(Baghdad, 17 October 2017): In the past 48 hours, an estimated 61,200 people have been displaced in areas around Kirkuk. Humanitarian partners have dispatched mobile health clinics and are providing hot meals and food parcels to families who have fled. In coming days, partners will be providing 3,000 emergency food rations and hygiene items to families sheltering in public spaces.

17 Oct 2017 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is seeing a shift in medical needs that reflects the living conditions in destroyed neighbourhoods.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Theirworld

Billy Briggs, Education in emergencies writer

Thousands of children displaced from the liberated town of Hawija need urgent psychological support and safe places to learn.

Thousands of schoolchildren in Iraq remain displaced from Hawija following the defeat of Islamic State in one of its strongholds.

Many could soon return to the liberated town after the Iraqi military said operations to regain control had ended.

16 Oct 2017 description

The Hawijah military offensive launched by Iraqi forces to oust the Islamic State group from its last major urban stronghold has forcibly displaced nearly 14,000 people to towns in neighboring districts of Kirkuk governorate. They are arriving in vulnerable condition and in urgent need of care, according to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.

16 Oct 2017 description

Last June, 11-year-old Omar had his left leg amputated after being injured in a bomb attack in Mosul. Today, he receives rehabilitation care from Handicap International at the Muharibeen Hospital in Iraq.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Harikar

INTRODUCTION

Harikar NGO is a neutral, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization established in 30th May 2004 by group of social activists. Harikar NGO as stated in its mission statement strives toward the fulfilment of human and women rights in Duhok Governorate as stipulated in the new Iraqi constitution of 15th October 2005. Harikar is committed to- within its resources- contribute towards the achievement of the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals.

14 Oct 2017 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has distributed food assistance to more than 1200 families, who have been displaced from Hawija cities and the left side of Al-shirqat.

IRCS has said,” IRCS teams in Saladin has distributed (1250) food parcels for displaced families in Al-Alam 1 and 2 camps in Sebat area.”

14 Oct 2017 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society(IRCS) has provided medical services and treatments for 298 displaced families on the right side of Mosul and other areas.

14 Oct 2017 description
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(Baghdad, 14 October 2017) – Humanitarian partners are ramping up assistance to tens of thousands of vulnerable people in the Nineveh Plains.

“Conditions in the Nineveh Plains vary. In some places, large numbers of civilians are coming home. In others, very few are. The decision to return is shaped by many factors.
Families are worried about insecurity, political uncertainty and the lack of services,” said Ms. Grande.

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The GoI commences military operations to retake Hawija and Shirqat from ISIS on September 21

  • Political tensions increase in Iraq following September 25 Kurdish independence referendum

  • USG contributes more than $601 million to the Iraq humanitarian response in FY 2017

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Oct 2017 description
report ACTED

As of early October, an estimated 816,882 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from disputed territories, west Mosul, and west Ninewa remain in displacement, according to UNHCR. Many of these families are unable to return due to lack of services or a high level of destruction leaving neighborhoods unsafe for habitation. Further, throughout September ACTED prepared for the Hawiga offensive, which has displaced an estimated 33,000 persons since the beginning of operations on September 21.

13 Oct 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, Oct 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait continued its humanitarian aid through adopting the treatment of 180 injured civilians from Mosul city, those with artificial limbs, in a private hospital in Irbil Thursday.

In a statement to KUNA, the Consul General of Kuwait, Dr. Omar Al-Kandari, said this is part of a medical projects carried out by Kuwait to help displaced Iraqis and those affected by the recent military operations, in support with the Kuwait Relief Society and the Kuwait Red Crescent.

12 Oct 2017 description

12 October 2017

The offensive on the district of Hawijah has forcibly displaced nearly 14,000 people to towns in neighbouring districts of Kirkuk governorate, northern Iraq, where Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is witnessing them arriving in urgent need of care.