Baghdad 17 December 2014 – The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (DSRSG) and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Dr. Jacqueline Badcock and Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the High Committee on IDPs, Dr. Saleh Al-Mutlaq today inaugurated the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Center (JCMC), a newly created and dedicated entity that will strengthen a coordinated response to the humanitarian crisis, within the Government and between the Government and the United Nations and its partners. 

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 08:02

Ongoing Displacement

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Since the upsurge in violence in June, WFP has provided food assistance to more than 1 million Iraqis.

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Erbil/ IRAQ— More than 40 babies are being born to internally displaced families every day in Duhok governorate within Kurdistan Region, shows official statistics.

03 November 2014 | ERBIL - As the humanitarian situation in Iraq deteriorates, the health needs of the 1.8 million internally displaced persons in the country are rising, particularly in the Kurdistan Region and Anbar. Mass population movement within the country and from the neighboring Syria poses a risk of potential disease outbreaks such as polio and measles among the displaced people.

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By Jeffrey Bates
In the mountains of northern Iraq, UNICEF is rushing to provide winter clothes for children before temperatures drop to freezing, but serious shortages remain.

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DUHOK, Iraq – In crisis situations, the needs for shelter, food and security are rightly given urgent attention. Yet the specific needs of women and girls are too often overlooked. Some 1.8 million people are internally displaced in Iraq, and a total of 5.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Among them, women and girls have heightened needs – including a heightened need for protection from gender-based violence and special health and hygiene needs.

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By Chloe Cornish , 26 October 2014 -

Trapped in their homes and villages for many weeks, thousands of Yazidi civilians fled the area taking refuge in Duhok Governorate after militant groups killed many of them. The Kurdistan region is home to hundreds of thousands of displaced families fleeing many parts of Iraq. Conflict and political instability have forced 1.2 million people from their homes. Cars, packed with children, have been fleeing into the Kurdish region, where hundreds of thousands of people are already sheltering. Sabri Gheeru is one of them.

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13 October 2014 – Five months have passed since the most recent internally displaced population (IDP) crisis in Iraq started. More than 860 000 IDPs moved out of their war-torn towns and cities in Ninewa and Salah Al Din governorates to the Kurdistan region of Iraq and the majority of them are now living in Duhok governorate often under untenable conditions, particularly for those who are not in organized camps. 

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