14 October 2016: To prepare for the expected displacement of people fleeing Mosul during military operations to retake the city from ISIL, IOM, at the request of the Government of Iraq and in collaboration with the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, has agreed to construct emergency sites in Ninewa governorate. These will eventually provide shelter for up to 200,000 civilians who may be displaced in the first weeks of the military operations.

Erbil, Iraq, 15 June 2016 - The findings of the Erbil chapter of a regional profiling exercise for out of camp populations were officially presented by UNHCR along with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and various humanitarian and development partners gathered in Erbil.

LONDON/ERBIL, 2 August 2016 – UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor travelled to northern Iraq last week to see how the conflicts sweeping across Iraq and Syria are devastating children’s lives. Tens of thousands of children have been killed, injured, separated from their parents, forced to work, tortured and recruited into fighting.

On 3 August 2016, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Iraq organized a national workshop in Baghdad, Iraq, with over 25 participants from the Iraqi Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Housing, Construction, Municipalities and Public Works, Ammanat Baghdad and Shoura Council under the programme implemented by UN-Habitat with generous funding from the United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration titled “National Programme for Rehabilitation and Regularization of Informal Settlements/IDPs Areas in Iraq.”

Baghdad, Iraq: 

With the number of Iraqis displaced due to conflict continuing to rise, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is warning that even worse is yet to come. Since March, more than 200,000 Iraqis have fled from their homes due to ongoing military operations. The anticipated offensive for Iraq’s second-biggest city, Mosul, could result, if prolonged, in the displacement of more than a million additional Iraqis.

Baghdad, Iraq, 01/09/2016: New housing units for displaced Iraqis living in Najaf were officially declared open at an inauguration ceremony attended by the UNHCR Representative in Iraq, Bruno Geddo, Governor of Najaf, Luay Al-Yassiry, staff from UNHCR’s implementing partner, CAOFISR (Canadian Aid Organisation) and displaced Iraqi families.

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 03:00

IOM Improves Living Conditions of Displaced Iraqis

Iraq - Displacement continues in Iraq as military operations are ongoing; more than 90,100 Iraqis have been recently displaced from Salah al-Din (Baiji and Al-Shirqat districts) and Ninewa (Al-Qayara sub-district) between 16 June and 5 September 2016, according to IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking. These displacements are in addition to the more than 3.3 million Iraqis already displaced across the country since January 2014. 

With almost a million people having crossed the Mediterranean as refugees and migrants so far this year, and conflicts in Syria and elsewhere continuing to generate staggering levels of human suffering, 2015 is likely to exceed all previous records for global forced displacement, UNHCR warned in a new report today.

Iraq - The IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) published yesterday, identified 3,195,390 internally displaced Iraqis (532,565 families), from 1 January 2014 through 3 December 2015.

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