IOM Iraq Press Briefing Notes

16 August, 2016

Iraq - IOM Iraq today released a report: “Migration Flows from Iraq to Europe: Reasons Behind Migration”. The report explores the reasons why Iraqi migrants choose Europe, their hopes and expectations, and motives for returning to their home country.

28 June, 2016

Iraq - The IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has identified and confirmed the location of 3,317,394 displaced Iraqis across the country from 1 January 2014 to 8 June 2016.

While new displacements are going on, many Iraqis have started to return to their places of origin in liberated areas. IOM identified 743,910 returnees in Iraq from return movements that began in August 2014.

17 June, 2016

Iraq - After months of being unable to leave the city and living under siege, thousands of Iraqi families are currently fleeing the fighting in Fallujah via two main bridges, which were opened yesterday, 16 June. These displaced Iraqis join the more than 68,000 who already fled the city between 22 May and the morning of 16 June.

14 June, 2016

Iraq - IOM is closely monitoring displacement from Fallujah in response to ongoing military operations in and around the city, which intensified on 22 May 2016. IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking identified a total of 43,470 internally displaced Iraqis (7,245 families) from Fallujah district between 22 May and 13 June.

06 June, 2016

BAGHDAD, 6 June 2016 – The UN and partners are in a race against time to provide life-saving assistance to people fleeing escalating violence in Anbar, particularly around the battle for Fallujah.

17 May, 2016

IOM Iraq’s recently released report “A Gendered Perspective: Safety, Dignity and Privacy of Camp and Camp-like Settings in Iraq,” which provides insight into the situation of displaced Iraqis and the differentiated impact of displacement on women, girls, men and boys.

03 May, 2016

Iraq - IOM in Iraq is producing a series of 15 community engagement videos and radio announcements to raise awareness among displaced Iraqis on safety issues and other important concerns faced daily by vulnerable communities.  The effort is funded by European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO).

29 April, 2016

Iraq - On 27 April, 100 Syrian families living in host communities in Erbil Governorate in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) received a one-off unconditional cash transfer to help them meet their most pressing needs, including food, shelter and healthcare. In total, 440 individuals benefitted from this assistance.