Diyala Governorate Profile - April 2014

Diyala, located in central Iraq between Baghdad and Iran, hosts large IDP and returnee populations. While most IDPs in Diyala displaced from elsewhere in the governorate after the surge of sectarian violence in 2006, Diyala also holds significant numbers of families recently displaced from Baghdad, Anbar, and elsewhere in Diyala due to violent incidents.  Over the last year, Diyala has experienced a marked deterioration of its security situation as well as ongoing issues related to the disputed nature of three of its districts between the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government.

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