Erbil, Iraq, 23 May 2017 - UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened another camp in response to a recent surge in the number of newly-displaced Iraqis fleeing the military offensive in western Mosul. An estimated 40,000 people fled areas of north-west Mosul and the Old City over a four-day period late last week.

Baghdad, 23 May 2017 – More than 1900 health workers and volunteers on Sunday 21 May, 2017 kick started a mass polio vaccination campaign targeting approximately 332 000 children from conflict affected Mosul and other underserved areas in Ninewa Governorate.

On 18 May 2017, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), JICA Alumni Association-Iraq (JAAI), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) hosted a joint seminar to discuss the role of urban planning in the post-conflict reconciliation, reconstruction and development of Mosul.

Iraq, 16 May 2017 - It was hard enough coping with flight from conflict-hit areas during the winter months. Now, for the hundreds of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Mosul, summer heat is the new challenge. Having survived ISIL, most families are now bracing themselves to battle their second most dangerous enemy – the sizzling sun and the sweltering temperatures that come with it.

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