Iraq, 4 November 2016 - The IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) today (04/11) recorded a total of 22,224 individuals displaced by fighting in the Mosul region that began on October 17.

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We Can’t Stay Silent as Civilians Suffer

As conflict in and around Mosul, Iraq continues, recent reports of ISIL abducting, executing, and using civilians as human shields is a sobering reminder of the dangers that threaten civilians caught in conflict.

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BAGHDAD/NEW YORK, 3 November 2016 – Some 20,700 people have been displaced since the operation to retake Mosul started on 17 October. UNICEF estimates that 9,700 of them are children in urgent need of assistance.

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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(New York, 1 November 2016) The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, condemns in the strongest terms the continued, absolute disregard for international human rights and international humanitarian law by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), demonstrated most recently by ISIL’s actions in the context of ongoing military operations in and around Mosul.

Iraq – On Tuesday (1/11) the IOM the IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) – the standard data source used to guide the humanitarian response – recorded a total of 17,916 individuals displaced by military operations that began on 17 October around the Mosul region.

This is a continuation of a series of articles that are focusing on providing a Voice for Dignity in our Humanity. Through these articles, UN Women Iraq is lending a voice for advocacy of women and girls who have been silenced and restricted for more than two years by ISIS rule in Mosul. Part 2 focuses on the story of the Ahmad family and a University Graduate, whom I shall refer to as Fatima.

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When the UN Women Iraq team visited an IDP camp to distribute urgent necessity kits, one little nine year old girl, whom I will call Aisha caught my attention. She ran up to me crying. I found out that she was among the mass wave of IDPs who recently arrived from Mosul to the IDP camp that day.

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