IOM Iraq Press Briefing Notes

21 November, 2017

Mosul – To strengthen government-run health facilities in the wake of the Mosul crisis, IOM Iraq has donated medical equipment and supplies valued at approximately USD 500,000 to Al-Salam Teaching Hospital in east Mosul.

The equipment was funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the Government of Kuwait.

14 November, 2017

Sulaymaniyah – On Monday, 13 November an IOM Iraq Mobile Medical Team arrived in Kani Bardina village, Warmawa district, to provide medical assistance to families, following an earthquake of 7.3 on the Richter scale the previous evening, which struck 32 kilometres from the city of Halabja in the governorate of Sulaymaniyah, Iraq.

03 November, 2017

West Anbar – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, medical teams are providing assistance to nearly 1,000 primary health care beneficiaries, including displaced persons, returnees and host communities, per week in Anbar Governorate.

18 October, 2017

Erbil – As Iraq recovers from years of conflict and widespread displacement, support is required not only to repair damaged physical infrastructure, but also to strengthen social relations.

06 October, 2017

Erbil – In the wake of the Iraqi Government’s announcement on 5 October that the town of Hawija and its surrounding areas have been retaken, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix reported that more than 33,000 people have been displaced since the launch of the offensive two weeks ago; of these, more than 15,200 are still displaced and 17,700 have returned to their homes.

03 October, 2017

Anbar – Military operations to retake west Anbar were officially launched on 19 September. In the past two weeks IOM, the UN Migration Agency has identified more than 8,500 newly displaced individuals (approximately  than 1,400 families).

24 September, 2017

Military operations to retake Hawija district and surrounding areas, which began on 21 September, have to date displaced more than 2,400 individuals from Hawija, Kirkuk governorate and Shirqat, Salah al-Din governorate. The majority displaced to Ninewa governorate, including 1,700 individuals bussed by Iraqi authorities to IOM’s Haj Ali emergency site 60 km south of Mosul.

22 September, 2017

Erbil – As the displacement of more than 3.2 million people continues in Iraq, the UN Migration Agency is improving the housing conditions of vulnerable displaced persons living outside camps such as in critical shelter arrangements.