18 Oct 2017

MSF - Mosul Returneess

Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Mosul: Returnees face booby-trapped homes and decimated infrastructure 16 October 2017 – Iraqis are returning home in Mosul after years of violence to find their houses rigged with explosive devices and their cities uninhabitable, according to international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The destruction of buildings and infrastructure means that returning families, particularly in West Mosul, end up living in partially or totally ruined homes, with almost no access to clean water, electricity or medical care. “What we see in our medical facilities are tell-tale signs of the living conditions outside,” says Myriam Berger, Project Coordinator for MSF in the West Mosul, which was the scene of a fierce battle between the so-called Islamic State and Iraqi…
16 Oct 2017
ACTED Iraq Operations: Activity Update – September 2017 As of early October, an estimated 816,882 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from disputed territories, west Mosul, and west Ninewa remain in displacement, according to UNHCR. Many of these families are unable to return due to lack of services or a high level of destruction leaving neighborhoods unsafe for habitation. Further, throughout September ACTED prepared for the Hawiga offensive, which has displaced an estimated 33,000 persons since the beginning of operations on September 21. Throughout August and September 2017, ACTED continued to provide multi-sectoral assistance to address the needs of IDPs, returnees, and host communities in response to the most urgent needs as they developed. Hawiga Response In preparation for the expected displacement…
UIMS (The United Iraqi Medical Society for Relief &Development) opens Al-Mahmady Delivery Room in Al-Anbar province: Funding by the Japanese government and supporting by UNFPA (the United Nations Population Fund). UIMS (The United Iraqi Medical Society for Relief &Development) opens Al-Mohmady Delivery Room in Al-Mohamady district/ Al-Anbar province, in the presence of Dr. Abdul- Sattar Al-Lewas (Director of DoH/ Anbar), Mr. Adel Khamis the parliament member and Mr. Akram Khamis Director of Al – Mohamady district.
10 Oct 2017
Rehabilitation, Education and Community Health (REACH) is a non-governmental, non-profit and independent Iraqi organization, conducting its activities in Diyala, Kirkuk, Erbil, Duhok, Ninevah and Sulaimaniya governorates of Iraq. REACH provides humanitarian aid to IDPs, refugees and host communities, by assisting and supporting their efforts to make a difference in their lives and developing their capacity to respond to emergencies with the support of partner agencies. Please find the Monthly Progress Report for September, 2017 attached below.
Iraq: Healing the psychological and emotional scars of the conflict The sky is almost white at noon and the reflection of the sun on the beige rocks of the camp alley is blinding us. The heat in this part of Iraq is extreme, reaching sometimes 50 degrees Celsius. Hundreds of tents are sizzling in direct midday sun in Hasan Sham - M2 Camp, which has become a temporary shelter for 28,000 of the nearly 1 million Iraqis displaced by 10 months of fighting in and around Mosul. Mahmoud welcomes us with his gentle and friendly smile and invites us to a modest white, air-conditioned consultation room in one of the two prefabricated “units” of the MSF clinic in the camp.…
09 Oct 2017
Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid is a leading Iraqi NGO, founded in 2004 with a goal to save lives and preserve human dignity. Mercy Hands is headquartered in Baghdad, and has four satellite offices in Babil, Karbala, Salah al-Din and Erbil Governorates. According to our 2015 - 2016 Work Strategy, Mercy Hands is currently active in the following humanitarian sectors: emergency aid, civil society and democratization, peace-building, protection, and health. For more information, please visit the Mercy Hands website: www.mercyhands.net. FULL REPORT CAN BE DOWNLOADED BELOW.
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