Baghdad, Iraq, 5 October 2017 – As the military operations to retake Hawija continue, more than 30,000 people have been displaced since September 21st.

New York, 5 September 2017 – Boys and girls living in countries affected by armed conflict have been victims of widespread violations in 2016, as documented in the Secretary-General’s Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict released today and covering the period from January to December 2016.

Erbil – In the wake of the Iraqi Government’s announcement on 5 October that the town of Hawija and its surrounding areas have been retaken, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix reported that more than 33,000 people have been displaced since the launch of the offensive two weeks ago; of these, more than 15,200 are still displaced and 17,700 have returned to their homes.

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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Erbil – As the displacement of more than 3.2 million people continues in Iraq, the UN Migration Agency is improving the housing conditions of vulnerable displaced persons living outside camps such as in critical shelter arrangements.

Baghdad, 19-9-2017: The Government of Japan has announced emergency funding of $4.5 million dollars to support UNHCR’s humanitarian assistance for families affected by the Mosul crisis.

Erbil, Iraq, 27.08.2017: UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened a new camp in Ninewah Governorate to respond to newly-displaced Iraqis fleeing the military operations in Telafar and surrounding areas.

Baghdad, 22 August 2017 – As hundreds of people flee the crisis in Telafar, a city west of Mosul, Iraq, the World Health Organization (WHO) and health partners, in collaboration with Ninewa health authority, have established static and mobile medical clinics to offer 24/7 lifesaving emergency and primary health care services to meet the urgent needs of people fleeing the crisis.

Erbil - IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s emergency teams are responding to thousands of civilians fleeing Talafar since the launch of the military campaign to retake the city from ISIL on 20 August.

Mosul – Weeks after the retaking of Mosul city, many internally displaced persons (IDPs) are exhibiting signs of stress and anxiety. As the psychological toll of what many had endured over the last three years kicks in, children in particular have been scarred by the violence of life under ISIL. They will need long-term psychological support.

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