In Iraq, from Mosul city, since the very beginning of 2017 displacement numbers have returned to an average of approximately 1000 people per day. Newly displaced people are largely moving to the south and east, where camps run by government and humanitarian partners, are taking in the new arrivals and further humanitarian assistance is provided. People are also seeking shelter with family members and relatives in neighborhoods further east of frontline areas. Trauma casualties remain extremely high, particularly near frontline areas. There is no humanitarian access to armed groups’ controlled areas of western Mosul, and there are increasing humanitarian concerns for the wellbeing of civilians in these areas.
At the same time, according to OCHA findings displaced families, and vulnerable people in newly accessible areas, require ready-to-eat food, followed by dry food rations. For displaced people this assistance is provided upon arrival at screening sites and camps. In newly accessible areas, families report limited employment opportunities and rising food prices as their main needs, as they often lack access to the Public Distribution System (PDS).
In the region food remains a top priority, with families spending more of their limited money on food than anything else. Displacement families are still frequently buying food on credit and consider it a main income source, which may affect their longer-term ability to cope.
Considering these important findings and immediate needs in the region, IBC completed its rapid regional needs assessment and started implementation of life-saving food assistance in Bashiqa Sub-district for vulnerable conflict affected food insecure families. In this regard, Bashiqa Sub-district center and ten villages were reached by the IBC implementation teams and up-to end of May 2017 in total 1820 host community, returnee and internally displaced families were provided with WFP Iraq standardized family food ration food parcels.
Villages are in IBC Bashiqa distribution plans: -
|Name of the Village
|GPs Coordinate Codes
|Shekh Ali Village
|Teskhrab Kabira Village
|Teskhrab Saghira Village
|Shekh Sheli Village
|Baaza Arab Village
|Kani Kowan Village
Project is funded by Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V., through the German Federal Foreign Office emergency funds, and implemented by International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation.