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Mosul Update

OVERVIEW
More that one month into the military operation to retake the city from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)  the Mosul crisis continues to evolve in complexity. Humanitarian needs are severe among displaced families in and out of camps, vulnerable residents of newly-retaken communities and people fleeing the intense fighting in Mosul city.

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Please find latest information here:  mosul-fact-sheet

 

 

 

Flash Update – Mosul – No. 2 | 18 October 2016

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For more information on this crisis please visit the OCHA Iraq website

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reports on the first 36 hours of military operation indicate that activities on the ground have taken place in less populated areas, not leading to immediate large scale displacements of affected people.
  • Displacement Tracking and Monitoring (DTM), managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), for Mosul commenced on 17 October.
  • An estimated 200,000 people could be displaced in the first weeks; a worst-case scenario could see one million displaced and 700,000 in need of emergency accommodation.
    Shelter is currently available for some 60,000 people in camps and emergency sites. Construction of additional sites, with capacity for some 250,000 people, is accelerating.

Possible IDP movement from Mosul, UNOCHA, 18 October 2016

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For further information, please contact:
Karim Elkorany, Iraq, elkorany@un.org, +964 790 193 1292
Karuna Herrmann, New York, herrmann@un.org, +1 917 367 9899

UN responds to massive displacement of Iraqis from Mosul

The Secretary-General has strongly condemned the upsurge in violence in Iraq at the hands of terrorist groups including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which have reportedly taken control of the cities of Mosul, Tuz Khourmatu, Beiji and Tikrit. UN Agencies have stepped up aid efforts to assist the displaced peoples.

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