Over 14,000 Iraqis have been displaced from their homes and registered in camps following a renewed offensive by the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) against ISIL south-east of Mosul since late March this year. Mosul, the second biggest city in Iraq, has been under ISIL control for nearly two years, since June 10, 2014.

Baghdad, Iraq, 29 May 2016 – Amid the ongoing military operations by Iraq Security Forces (ISF) to retake Fallujah city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) that began on 22 May, more than 260 families have been internally displaced to Ameriyat Al-Fallujah, with a minimum number of 50,000 individuals (8,300 families) are at risk of becoming displaced in the coming period. With in-kind support from the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), UNFPA Rapid Response Mechanism was activated to provide dignity kits to internally displaced women and girls fleeing from the fighting. Since April 2015, 48,500 Dignity Kits have so far been distributed through this rapid response mechanism.

On 9 May 2016, a new shelter site for internally displaced persons (IDPs) established in Darkar Ajam, Zakho District, Dohuk Governorate, was inaugurated. With generous contributions from the Government of Japan, the IDP shelter site was established by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) providing prefabricated shelter units to accommodate more than 4,800 vulnerable IDPs, basic infrastructure, and public facilities such as a reproductive health clinic, a women’s social center and a security building.

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Baghdad, 6 May 2016– Germany has contributed an additional US$3.9 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This contribution brings Germany’s total financing of the Facility to $16 million.

Erbil, Iraq, 3 May 2016 – The United Nations Population Fund in cooperation with its national partner Al-Masala and funded by the United States Department of State ( Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM)) and the United States Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), established the first women centre in the Debaga camp in Makhmour district in Kurdistan Region, North of Iraq.

On 28 April 2016, Baghdad, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) organized a ceremony for delivery of a new IDP shelter site in Al-Amal Al-Manshood, Baghdad funded by the Government of Japan.

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a digital cash card programme to provide food assistance to thousands of displaced Iraqi families and Syrian refugees across Iraq.

Baghdad, Hospitality Palace, International Zone, 24 April 2016 - UN-Habitat held a workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning, within the National Programme of Rehabilitation & Regularization of Informal Settlements /IDP Area in Iraq, aimed to introduce and promote the new legislative texts to address the illegal urban sprawl, preventing future urban irregularities and introduce the investment of remote sensing technology and utilizing satellite imagery in this regard.

19 April 2016 Iraq - The latest IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) identified 3,418,332 internally displaced Iraqis (569,722 families) from 1 January 2014 through 31 March 2016.

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