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 1,400 families).

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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), concluded a 6-week Construction related technical skills training programme for 125 selected community members in Ramadi, Anbar Governorate. With generous contributions from the Government of Japan, the technical capacity building and training in carpentry, welding, aluminium works, plumbing, electricity and traditional building skills were conducted under the project titled “Promoting Urban Recovery in Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq”.

Iraq, 25 November 2016 - Over one month into Mosul military operations, which began on 17 October, nearly 73,000 Iraqis are currently displaced from Mosul and adjacent districts (as of 24 November), according to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking.

14 October 2016 - IOM in Iraq is providing emergency shelter and camp coordination and camp management (CCCM) support for more than 12,900 internally displaced Iraqis living in camps in Fallujah district, Anbar governorate. These activities are made possible by a USD 1 million donation from the Government of Japan.

On 4 October 2016, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) inaugurated newly renovated residential units in Anbar University, located in Ramadi, Anbar Governorate. With generous contribution from the Government of Japan, the renovation of the residential units was implemented under the project titled “Promoting Urban Recovery in Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq.”

27 June 2016: BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is very concerned about the extremely dire conditions for more than 85,000 people who have fled the besieged city of Fallujah and its surroundings in Iraq’s Anbar governorate over the last month.

Baghdad, 16 June 2016: WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ala Alwan arrived in Baghdad today to review firsthand WHO’s response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Fallujah city, where more than 42 000 Iraqis have been displaced since the beginning of the military operations in the city in May 2016. Tens of thousands of besieged and displaced men, women, children and older people face major health risks as they lack adequate access to health services.

WHO RD Dr Alwan visit to the IDP camps in Anbar

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17 June 2016 - Updated 1pm, Iraq - After months of being unable to leave the city and living under siege, thousands of Iraqi families are currently fleeing the fighting in Fallujah via two main bridges, which were opened yesterday, 16 June. These displaced Iraqis join the more than 68,000 who already fled the city between 22 May and the morning of 16 June.

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