Baghdad, 12 December 2016— The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the generous support of the State of Kuwait through a US$ 5 million donation to help people in the city of Mosul obtain greater medical assistance, particularly the most vulnerable—women, children, the injured and people with special needs.

BAGHDAD – In the single largest humanitarian aid delivery in eastern Mosul since the current conflict began, the World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) yesterday provided food, dignity kits, water purification tablets, jerry cans, baby hygiene kits and more for 42,000 people in eastern Mosul. For the first time in over two weeks, security conditions have allowed humanitarian agencies to reach families living in the suburbs of eastern Mosul, many of whom are in desperate need of assistance.

PLACE: Erbil, DATE: 2.1216 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in coordination with its partner, Muslim Aid, has been stepping up assistance to displaced Iraqis and residents in newly retaken towns and villages east of Mosul, and begun distributing thousands of blankets and quilts as temperatures plummet in northern Iraq.

Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq: The findings of the Sulaymaniyah chapter of a regional profiling exercise for Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqis living outside of camps were officially presented by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Sulaymaniyah Statistics Office, together with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and various humanitarian and development partners.

23 November 2016, Erbil, Iraq – As military operations into Mosul continue, WHO is working with national health authorities to ensure that people with war-related trauma injuries have access to live-saving medical care. WHO anticipates that approximately 40 000 civilians will require care for trauma injuries as a result of Mosul military operations.

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