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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- 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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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.