Sulaimaniyah, 7 August 2016- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governorate of Sulaimaniyah signed an agreement to rehabilitate the main water network for Sulaimaniyah City which provides safe drinking water for more than one million people.

BAGHDAD, Iraq, 7 August 2016—Conflict continues to flair across Iraq as the government engages in military operations to systematically reclaim areas under control of armed opposition groups. Since May 2016, these operations have led to additional displacement of approximately 200,000 civilians, including over 85,000 people in Anbar Governorate. In addition, military activities in areas around Mosul have led to 18,000 families being displaced. Half of all the displaced people are children who have missed out on up to two years of education.

(Baghdad, 20 July 2016): Humanitarian partners in Iraq are warning that urgent steps need to be taken to prepare for Mosul. Partners are appealing for USD 284 million to start preparing for the operation, which could impact as many as 1.5 million civilians.

Baghdad, 17 July 2016 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, briefed the UN Security Council on Friday 15 July 2016 on the situation in Iraq, striking an optimistic note that Iraqis are capable of defeating the terrorist Daesh and urging political planning for the post-Daesh period.

BAGHDAD, Iraq, 13 July 2016—The crisis in Iraq has continued for over two years, and with no end in sight and over 3.3 million people internally displaced, humanitarian assistance to Iraqi children is more crucial than ever. In this environment of increased need and reduced resources, the Government of Japan has offered critical assistance to UNICEF in the form of a US $7 million dollar grant early in 2016.

UNHCR is continuing to step up its help for displaced families from Falluja and surrounding areas.

On Wednesday 22 June a UNHCR team travelled to Al Khalidiya, around 30 kms from Falluja, where many newly-displaced families are sheltering.

Baghdad, Iraq, 20 June 2016 – With the rapid influx of Internally Displaced Iraqis fleeing Fallujah and its surrounding districts to Ameriyat Al-Fallujah (AAF), Habbaniya (HTC) and Khaldiyeh cities, UNFPA is upscaling its response during the coming days aiming to support more than 85,000 IDPs, including an estimate of 18,000 internally displaced women and girls.

(Baghdad, 8 June 2016): The United Nations is deeply concerned by the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Fallujah. More than 20,000 people have fled Fallujah and surrounding areas since 22 May.

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