IOM Iraq Press Briefing Notes

23 December, 2016

Iraq - In emergency centers, tents are filling with people who speak of leaving Mosul at night under the cover of darkness to avoid the militants’ wrath. It’s a tough slog, many say, with trenches militants have dug to prevent people from escaping filling with mud and rain as winter temperatures drop across northern Iraq.

20 December, 2016

Iraq - The Government of Kuwait has donated USD 4 million to support IOM’s assistance to Iraqis displaced by military operations in Mosul.
Some 106,692 Iraqis have been displaced by Mosul operations since 17 October 2016. Many are in desperate need of life-saving humanitarian assistance, especially in the cold winter weather and rains.


16 December, 2016

Iraq - Two months into Mosul operations, which began on 17 October, more than 99,300 Iraqis are currently displaced. Over 53,700 are from the central Mosul sub-district of Merkaz Mosul.
Displacement continues with a net increase of over 5,800 individuals over the last three days (since 13/12.) Cumulatively, more than 106,400 individuals...

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.