UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has opened Chamakor camp – its latest camp opened in response to the surge in displacement triggered by the government offensive to recapture Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul.

BAGHDAD, 22 February 2017 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$7 million from the Government of Japan, which will be used to provide vital food assistance to thousands of Iraqi families affected by the ongoing crisis in Mosul as well as Syrian refugees living in camps in Iraq.

17 February 2017, Iraq - As military operations to retake Mosul intensify, concerns mount that these operations may displace additional tens of thousands of civilians – beyond the 160,000-plus individuals currently categorized as “displaced” in the Mosul region after four months of combat.

(Baghdad, 24 January 2017): 100 days after military operations to retake Mosul started, humanitarian partners are expressing deep concern about the plight of the estimated 750,000 civilians who are currently living in the western sections of the city where fighting is expected to start in coming weeks.

Baghdad, 20 December 2016 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the latest contribution of Euro 3m from Germany to provide protection and assistance to more than 3 million displaced Iraqis. This latest funding brings the total amount received from Germany to Euro 24m in 2016 and Euro 39m over three years. This generous support will enable UNHCR to continue its interventions to promote IDP protection, and provide winter assistance through the cold season.

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