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New US Humanitarian Aid for Iraq

US Secretary of State John Kerry (pictured) announced today at the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Qatar that the United States is providing nearly $62 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Iraqis who have been affected by violence and are in urgent need of assistance from the international community. This new funding brings the total […]

Iraq Displacement Passes 3.1 Million

The latest IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has identified more than 3.1 million Iraqis displaced by conflict since the beginning of 2014. This number includes over 250,000 individuals displaced from Ramadi, the capital of Anbar governorate, since April 2015. The DTM has identified 3,112,914 persons displaced by conflict in Iraq. The majority, 67 per […]

Internal Displacement in Iraq Passes 2.8m

Iraq’s new Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) published this week recorded 2,834,676 internally displaced Iraqis from January 2014 through 25 April2015. The majority of the new displacement identified in the two-week period was caused by conflict in the Ramadi area of Anbar governorate. Following the outbreak of the Ramadi crisis, which occurred around 10 April, DTM […]

IOM Aids Construction IDP Camp

Over 500 families have moved into the newly opened Shekhan camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in northern Iraq over the past week and hundreds more will move in in the coming days. The camp has been constructed by a consortium of humanitarian partners with the support of multiple donors and will eventually provide shelter […]

IOM Iraq Signs MoU with Charity

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Iraq this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bahjat al-Baqir Charitable Institution in Baghdad to advance humanitarian programs in response to the current crisis. The agreement covers cooperation in emergency response distributions, provision of health and psychosocial services, and livelihoods programming. The organizations will also collaborate on […]

Iraqi Returnees from Syria Following the 2011 Crisis

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has issued an overview of the migration trends and living conditions of Iraqi returnees from Syria. Based on a series of household questionnaires, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions, IOM Iraq has collected information on the household level regard first, the initial displacement of Iraqis to Syria; second, patterns […]

Agreement to Support Displaced Iraqis in Kerbala

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kerbala Governorate in Central Iraq to enhance cooperation on migration management and emergency response activities. IOM Iraq Chief of Mission Thomas Lothar Weiss, and the Governor of Kerbala, Aqeel Omran Al-Turahi, signed the MoU in a ceremony at the governorate administrative […]

Sinjar Refugees Move to New UN-Habitat Camp

Days before snow was expected to fall in the foothills of Dohuk, Iraq, 900 families are moving into the new camp for internally-displaced persons (IDPs) built through the collaboration of 8 UN agencies planned and led by UN-Habitat. UN-Habitat’s acting Regional Director from Arab States, Mr Dyfed Aubrey and UN-Habitat’s Country Director Dr Erfan Ali […]

Over 1.8 Million Iraqis Displaced

From January through 5 October, 2014 the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) identified an estimated 1,814,862 displaced people (302,477 families) in Iraq. This figure represents an increase of more than 61,000 displaced people since late September. Ninewa and Anbar remain the governorates of origin for the largest displaced populations, reported as […]

KRG/UN Joint Press Statement

A comprehensive count carried out jointly by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the United Nations indicates that some 850,000 Iraqis have been displaced and sought refuge in all three Kurdistan Region governorates since January 2014. According to the Kurdish Ministry of Planning and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) the vast majority of the […]

$10m Donation from Kuwait to Iraq

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today welcomed the generous contribution of US$9.5 million from the State of Kuwait to UN humanitarian agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) responding to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Iraq. An additional $500,000 from Kuwait has been allocated to the Kuwait Red […]

More than 370,000 Newly Displaced People in Iraq

With security in Iraq continuing to deteriorate, field teams from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have delivered emergency assistance and are gathering information on the needs and locations of large numbers of displaced people. Because of the ongoing fighting, the teams are unable to reach some areas of the governorates of Ninewa, Salah al-Din, […]