IOM Iraq Press Briefing Notes

31 January, 2017

Iraq - Over 20,300 displaced Iraqis are now taking shelter at Al-Qayara emergency site and 1,770 at Haj Ali emergency site, both in Ninewa governorate, Iraq. The sites are constructed by IOM in cooperation with the Government of Iraq’s Ministry of Displacement and Migration (MoMD).

29 January, 2017

28 January 2017  

GENEVA – The needs of refugees and migrants worldwide have never been greater, and the U.S. resettlement program is one of the most important in the world.  

27 January, 2017

Iraq - A Community Policing Forum (CPF) was established earlier this week in Al Qayara, Iraq, marking the start of community policing in Ninewa Governorate, in an area newly retaken from ISIL.

20 January, 2017

Iraq - Al-Qayara emergency site in Ninewa governorate, Iraq, constructed by IOM in cooperation with the Ministry of Displacement and Migration (MoMD), is now hosting 18,543 individuals (3,224 families), all of whom fled their homes due to military operations in the Mosul corridor.

18 January, 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), invite you to submit an abstract for the conference on‭ ‬“Migration and Displacement in Iraq”‭,  ‬in Erbil‭, ‬Iraq‭. ‬

17 January, 2017

Iraq - IOM’s work in community stabilization is assisting Iraqis affected by displacement and conflict to generate their own income and engage in meaningful work. This past week, IOM provided 47 displaced Iraqis with business support packages in Risafa, Baghdad.

14 January, 2017

Iraq - Nearly 13 weeks into the Mosul military operation against the Islamic State (ISIL) – which began on 17 October – over 144,500 Iraqis are currently displaced. The majority are in desperate need of life-saving humanitarian assistance, especially in the cold winter weather and rain.

06 January, 2017

Iraq - Since the Mosul offensive to retake Iraq’s second city from militants began on 17 October 2016, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix has tracked 22,217 families (133,302 individuals) displaced from the fighting.