IOM Iraq Press Briefing Notes

13 December, 2016

Iraq - Within the past week (6-12 December) over 9,800 displaced Iraqis have arrived at the Emergency Site in Al-Qayara Airstrip in Ninewa governorate. Most had fled their homes due to armed conflict and were in immediate need of humanitarian assistance.

09 December, 2016

Iraq - Iraq’s Ministry of Displacement and Migration (MoMD) and IOM this week welcomed more than 5,000 displaced Iraqis (more than 800 families) to the new Al-Qayara Emergency Site in Ninewa governorate. 

06 December, 2016

Iraq - More than 82,000 people have been displaced by ongoing Mosul military operations since 17 October, according to IOM Iraq’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking. This figure represents an increase of more than 4,200 individuals in the past four days (since 2 December). 

02 December, 2016

Iraq - Winter rains and plunging temperatures have hit northern Iraq in the past two days, posing additional challenges for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and communities affected by military operations around Mosul.

01 December, 2016

Over 30 Community Policing Fora (CPF) have been established across the country, as of the end of November 2016, through the International Organization for Migration’s Community Policing Programme, which aims to facilitate dialogue and cooperation between community members and law enforcement authorities.

29 November, 2016

Iraq - IOM Iraq’s Communications with Communities (CwC) team has developed three new community engagement videos to train staff and raise awareness among displaced people living inside and out of camps.

25 November, 2016

Iraq - Over one month into Mosul military operations, which began on 17 October, nearly 73,000 Iraqis are currently displaced from Mosul and adjacent districts (as of 24 November), according to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking. 

22 November, 2016

22 November 2016

Iraq - Over one month into Mosul military operations, which began on 17 October, some 68,100 Iraqis are currently displaced from Mosul and adjacent districts (as of 21 November) according to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking.