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Mercy Corps Conducts First Cash Aid Distribution in Mosul

The global organization Mercy Corps has begun providing civilians in the eastern half of Mosul with cash assistance, the first international aid organization to do so. The government of Iraq estimates that military operations in Mosul have led more than 362,000 people to flee their homes. “As we’ve entered previously inaccessible areas in the city, […]

Scaling up Humanitarian Response to Growing Needs

As fighting continues in west Mosul, humanitarian partners continue to respond to rising displacement and provide basic assistance to families in newly accessible areas, where conditions allow. Where access inside west Mosul city allows humanitarian partners to reach civilians, displaced families are provided with ready-to-eat food rations. Resident or returning families in the area are […]

Interview: Hundreds of Thousands still Trapped in Mosul

It’s been six months since the offensive on IS in Mosul and it’s believed up to 400 hundred thousand people remain trapped in the city with limited access to essentials such as food, water and medicines. For those who manage to get out, refugee camps set up near the besieged city are also struggling to […]

UN Ramps Up Emergency Care to Iraqi Women

The United Nations population agency, with financial support from the European Union (EU), has increased its humanitarian response in Iraq to meet the urgent needs of women and girls as fighting peaks in the war-torn country. Thanks to an additional five million euros contribution by the European Commission Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), […]

New UNHCR camp opens near Mosul

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened a new camp in Hammam al-Alil to house thousands of newly-displaced Iraqis who continue to flee the military offensive in western Mosul. The first 500 families began arriving at Hammam al-Alil 2 camp today. Each household, depending on family size, will receive a tent and other basic items […]

Mosul “now a Hostage Crisis” – AMAR Foundation

By Katie Welsford. As the battle for Mosul rages, the lives of hundreds and thousands of its residents are at risk. The AMAR International Charitable Foundation’s Mosul Response Team are on the ground outside the city, providing aid and assistance to those who have managed to escape the fighting. Your help is urgently needed to […]

Canada gives additional US$2.2m for Stabilization in Iraq

The Government of Canada has contributed an additional US $2.2 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings Canada’s total contribution to US$ 6.3 million to date. Based on priorities identified by the Government of […]

Head of DFR discusses humanitarian situation with WFP

The Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Falah Mustafa, received a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) delegation that included Celebrity Partner for UNWFP for Iraq, Ms. Suhair Al-Qaisi, and Head of the Erbil Office Moayad Hameidi. In the meeting Minister Mustafa appreciated the role Ms. Al-Qaisi is playing in supporting, helping the […]

Over 170,000 Displaced from West Mosul

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced that more than 170 thousand people have been displaced since the start of operations to liberate West Mosul. In a statement, the IRCS said: “IRCS teams has recorded more than 170 thousand displaced people since the operation of Mosul has launched, as IRCS teams are making extraordinary […]

UNHCR warns Mosul situation Deteriorating

The displacement crisis in Mosul is likely to become more acute in the near term, as fighting intensifies in the densely populated western parts of the city, according to Bruno Geddo, the Representative of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Iraq. An estimated 400,000 people are thought to be living in the Old City in […]

Skyrocketing Food Prices, Dire Conditions in Western Mosul

The United Nations food relief agency today said it is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation facing more than 750,000 people living in dire conditions in the western sections of Iraq’s Mosul city, where fighting is taking place between the Government forces and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) terrorists. “We are hearing […]