29 December 2016 – Health workers in camps hosting internally displaced persons in Qayyarah, south of Mosul, are struggling to cope with the growing numbers of patients seeking health services.

23 December 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the Kurdistan Regional Ministry of Health have conductedd trauma management training for 60 medical doctors in Erbil and Ninewa and Dohuk and an additional 33 paramedical teams engaged in managing civilian casualties from Mosul. The training focused on different modules like referrals and case management, including conducting surgical operations of civilian casualties from the Mosul frontlines.

29 November 2016, Iraq - IOM Iraq’s Communications with Communities (CwC) team has developed three new community engagement videos to train staff and raise awareness among displaced people living inside and out of camps.

27 November 2016, Erbil, Iraq –WHO and UNFPA are scaling up primary and reproductive health services in eastern Mosul to ensure life-saving care for more than 60,000 people living near the front lines.

Iraq, 11 November 2016 - An IOM Iraq mobile medical team based in Erbil travelled to the sprawling Hasan Sham camp for Iraqis displaced by the fighting near Mosul every day this week, visiting a facility that has swelled to over 1,700 families (10,200 individuals) since October 17, when military operations in Mosul began.

In light of increasing risks of disease epidemics and life-threatening health conditions among displaced populations from Mosul, WHO has established 82 Rapid Response Teams to provide left-saving health services and respond to public health threats.

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Baghdad, 27 Oct 2016: In coordination with the Iraqi Federal Ministry of Health and Ministry of Health of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), WHO conducted from 28 September to 6 October 2016 three consecutive training sessions in Erbil and Suleimaniyah in Kurdistan region.

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Dahuk, 25 Oct 2016: WHO in collaboration with Dahok Directorate of Health (DOH), Sassari University, and Associazione Italiana Solidarietà tra I Popoli (AISPO) opened on 12 Oct 2016 the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Heevi Pediatric Hospital in Dahuk.

ERBIL, 25 October, 2016— As Iraqi civilians are fleeing the ongoing conflict in Mosul, UNFPA Iraq has stepped up its response and delivered reproductive health (RH) services to women and girls in Iraq.

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