IOM Iraq Press Briefing Notes

31 March, 2017

Iraq - As the Mosul battle to retake Iraq’s northern city approaches its seventh month, responding to the needs of affected people has become IOM’s top priority, according to the UN Migration Agency’s Iraq Crisis Funding Appeal.

28 March, 2017

Iraq - Since 25 February, when people from West Mosul first began to flee, the IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has tracked a total of 27,634 families (165,744 individuals) in their location of displacement.

27 March, 2017

The International Organization for Migration‭ (‬IOM‭), the University of Kurdistan Hawler (UKH), and Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), are pleased to announce the‭ ‬“Migration and Displacement in Iraq” conference, to take place from April 19-21 ‬in Erbil‭, ‬Iraq‭. ‬

19 March, 2017

Iraq - IOM Iraq, with Qatar’s Red Crescent Society (QRCS), officially opened its 50-bed field hospital in Mosul, boasting two operation theatres and post-operative care to receive and treat cases from internally displaced persons (IDPs) from West Mosul.

12 March, 2017

Iraq - In the midst of ongoing operations in Mosul, the Government of Japan is providing USD 6.7 million to IOM to support its humanitarian response to displacement in Iraq.

Over a one-year period, this contribution will support IOM to assist internally displaced Iraqis, as well as returnees and host community members.

07 March, 2017

Iraq - A delegation of diplomats and aid officials visited Erbil, Iraq 3-5 March 2017 to see first-hand IOM humanitarian projects in response to the ongoing displacement crisis.

03 March, 2017

Iraq - IOM Iraq and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Erbil this week hosted the official opening of a Family Assistance Programme (FAP) service centre for Syrians and Iraqis in Erbil.

28 February, 2017

Iraq - Since the February 19 start of Iraqi forces’ efforts to retake Mosul’s western sector, IOM reports over 10,000 men, women and children now have been displaced in the zone, according to Iraq’s Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MoMD).