(Baghdad 5 November 2016): As the military campaign to oust the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from northern Iraq intensifies, the United Nations is deeply concerned by the plight of civilians in conflict areas including the tragic deaths of 18 displaced people from Hawiga in Kirkuk Governorate reportedly killed on Friday when roadside bombs destroyed the truck they were being transported in by Iraqi Security Forces (ISF).

Iraq – On Tuesday (1/11) the IOM the IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) – the standard data source used to guide the humanitarian response – recorded a total of 17,916 individuals displaced by military operations that began on 17 October around the Mosul region.

Baghdad, 27 Oct 2016: In coordination with the Iraqi Federal Ministry of Health and Ministry of Health of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), WHO conducted from 28 September to 6 October 2016 three consecutive training sessions in Erbil and Suleimaniyah in Kurdistan region.

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(24 October 2016, Baghdad) – The German Federal Foreign Office has announced a contribution of EUR 5 million to the Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action to support the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) emergency response in Iraq. Activities funded by Germany include survey and clearance activities to ensure that prioritised locations within retaken areas are free from explosive hazards.

Erbil, Iraq, 26 October 2016: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has begun airlifting more than 7,000 tents to Erbil from emergency warehouses in Dubai and Amman to assist Iraqis displaced as a result of the ongoing Mosul offensive.

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