Iraq Crisis | Situation Report | 29 April - 14 May

Displacement continues to rise in Iraq, as the IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) now identifies 2,834,676 persons displaced by violence since January 2014. Within the last two-week reporting period, the DTM identified 133,104 persons newly displaced as a result of the conflict around the Ramadi area in Anbar governorate.

After the liberation of Tikrit, a high number of returnees to Salah al-Din governorate found their homes damaged, destroyed or rigged with explosives. As a result, IOM Iraq has been distributing shelter in the areas of Al Dhuluiya sub-district, especially in Al Alam and Al Hardainya.

On 30 April, IOM distributed 50 tents in Albzeekhah village, Al Alam sub-district, to families who returned to their area. From 1 to 4 May IOM distributed 500 tents to internally displaced families in Al Hardainya village, Al Dhuluiya sub district, and provided instruction in tent installation. The distribution was carried out in close coordination with local government and security forces.

In Al-Amirya, Fallujah, from 9 to 12 May, IOM distributed 8,000 “Rapid Response Mechanism” kits provided by UNICEF to recently displaced persons in Anbar district. The kits include a plastic bucket, water bottles, and a UNICEF hygiene kit. Through the partnership between IOM and UNICEF, over 46,000 of the kits will be distributed in the districts of Anbar, Baghdad, and Salah al Din through early June.

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