Justice essential to help Iraqi victims of ISIL’s sexual violence rebuild lives – UN report
GENEVA (22 August 2017) - The Iraqi Government needs to ensure that the thousands of women and girls who survived rape and other forms of sexual violence by ISIL fighters receive care, protection and justice, and that children born as a result of such violence do not face a life of discrimination and abuse, a UN report published today says.
During April 2017 (“reporting period”), the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre (Iraq IIC) handled 5,563 calls, pushing the total number of calls handled passed 74,000. In April, callers identified cash and food as priority needs, with each accounting for 25% of total calls. Requests for information on Government services made up 14% of calls, with calls related to health accounting for 8% of calls.
During April 2017 (“reporting period”), the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre (Iraq IIC) handled 5,563 calls. Of these calls, 46% were made from Ninewa, retaining the Governorate’s place as the top caller location for the fourth consecutive month.
Of the Ninewa calls handled in April, 24% of calls were made by females and 1% of calls were made by children. During this reporting period, 9% of calls from Ninewa were referred to legal hotlines, with 57% of these referrals for people living in camps.
Distinguished members of the Security Council,
I have the honour to introduce the third report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 7 of resolution 2299 (2016), as well as the fourteenth report of the Secretary General pursuant to paragraph 4 of resolution 2107 (2013) on the issue of missing Kuwaiti and third-country nationals and property.
Of the 4,415 calls made to the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre (Iraq IIC) during this reporting period of February 2017, 54% of calls were made from in-camp and out-of-camp locations in Ninewa, ranking Ninewa as the top caller location for the second consecutive month.
During February 2017, the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre (Iraq IIC) handled 4,415 calls. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) made 83% of these calls while returnees (10%), refugees (2%), members of host communities (5%) and representatives of NGOs (less than 1%) accounted for the rest of the calls during the month. Of the total calls, 30% were requests for assistance, 66% were requests for information, and 4% were complaint and feedback calls. Top three caller locations were Ninewa (54%), Dahuk (12%), and Erbil (11%).
During January 2017, the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre (Iraq IIC) handled 5,787 calls. Top three caller locations in January were Ninewa (21%), Erbil (18%) and Dahuk (13%).
Distinguished Security Council members,
I have the honour to present the second report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 7 of resolution 2299 (2016), as well as the thirteenth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 4 of resolution 2107 (2013) on the issue of missing Kuwaiti and third-country nationals and property.
During December 2016, the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre (Iraq IIC) handled 4,537 calls, which pushed the total number of processed calls since the launch of the call centre to over 54,000. By the end of December, 99.8% of cases were classified as closed.
During October 2016, the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre (Iraq IIC) handled 5,525 calls, pushing the total number of calls handled by the call centre past 43,000.
By the end of the month, 99.8% of calls were classified as closed.
During this reporting period, the top three caller locations were Erbil, Anbar, and Baghdad, accounting for 16%, 15%, and 13% of the total number of calls respectively. While Kirkuk had previously held a spot in the top three caller locations for the past eight months, its position dropped to sixth place in October.
(Baghdad, 17 October 2016): The intensification of military operations to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) could affect up to 1.5 million people in the city. Up to 1 million girls, boys, women and men may be forced from their homes, of which up to 700,000 may be in need of shelter assistance. Up to 200,000 people may be displaced in the first weeks of the operations. The humanitarian community, UN Agencies and NGOs, have been planning and readying assistance for months.
Ján Kubiš Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq
A major part of the activities of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) in 2015 in Iraq was to use his good office's mandate to help bring views closer, and identify how the United Nations can best assist the Iraqi Government face daunting and persistent challenges, including terrorism and a dire humanitarian situation, compounded by senseless sectarian violence, institutional weaknesses and an ailing economy.
14 June 2016
As in previous years we are celebrating the World Blood Donor Day on the 14th of June. The theme this year is “Blood connects us all”. For this campaign, WHO is calling on people to "Share life, give blood".
Blood donation saves the lives of millions of people around the world every year. It also supports complex medical and surgical procedures and is an essential component of health care during man-made and natural disasters.
(Baghdad, 9 April 2016): The United Nations is receiving reports that humanitarian conditions in Fallujah are worsening and human suffering increasing. Under control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) since early 2014, civilians are at extreme risk. With the siege of Fallujah tightening, supplies are not reaching civilians. There are credible reports from key informants that people wanting to leave the city and seek safety are unable to do so. “We are profoundly worried about Fallujah.
01 March 2016 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq’s (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO), with support from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Government of Canada, has provided US$180,000 in grants to eight civil society organisations that are working with survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in internally displaced persons’ (IDP) camps and host communities in Iraq.
Baghdad, 3 February 2016 – Immunization is one of the most important preventive health actions in children’s lives as it provides protection against the most dangerous childhood diseases.
Baghdad, 3 December 2015: The ongoing conflict in Iraq is taking a heavy toll on the country’s most vulnerable citizens – its children.
18 May 2015: UN agencies are rushing humanitarian assistance to people fleeing Ramadi for the second time in a month.
Close to 25,000 people have fled Ramadi following ISIL attacks and fierce fighting in the city. Most of the displaced are fleeing towards Baghdad, with many trying to enter through security checkpoints.
Erbil, Iraq: World Health Organization (WHO) and World Food Programme (WFP) have collaborated to deliver eight mobile medical clinics which arrived in Erbil today.
The Iraqi Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, successfully concluded a mass polio immunization campaign in all 18 governorates on Thursday, immunizing millions of children across the country.
The five-day campaign which was conducted between 14 and 18 September is part of an ongoing national response to the re-emergence of the polio virus in Iraq earlier this year and comes at a time when the number of children displaced by ongoing conflicts continues to increase.