Tag Archives | Refugees

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Video: 10,000 Civilians Flee Mosul Daily

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fighting is not without a human toll. Iraqi authorities say on average 10,000 civilians are fleeing their homes each day, with camps quickly filling up. Al Jazeera‘s Stefanie Dekker reports from one such […]

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 […]

IOM Iraq Publishes Community Stabilization Handbook

IOM Iraq’s Community Stabilization Handbook, published last week, provides an overview of the situation in 15 Iraqi governorates, including 51 communities, and of the achievements of IOM’s Transition and Recovery initiatives in Iraq. More than 3 million Iraqis are currently displaced by the crisis, which began in January 2014. The presence of displaced persons places additional pressure on […]

IHH Sends 22 Aid Trucks to Northern Iraq

The Turkish-based IHH humanitarian relief organization — in collaboration with Qatar Khairiyah Organization and Munazamah Dawah Islamiyah Qatar office — has sent 22 trucks loaded with emergency aid supplies to Northern Iraq. The trucks carrying 30,000 blankets, 7,500 straw mats, 1,250 flasks, 150 tons of bulgur, 75 tons of pasta, 50 tons of flour, and 6,600 […]

KRG calls for Urgent Help to avert Humanitarian Catastrophe

KRG Minister of Interior calls for urgent direct assistance to avert humanitarian catastrophe The KRG is calling for immediate, direct assistance to minimize a humanitarian catastrophe as a result of a lack of proper shelter and medical care for civilians fleeing Mosul. The KRG has not only supported and hosted fleeing IDPs, but also provided […]