Ninewa Governorate Profile - September 2014
Ninewa, located in northern Iraq along its border with Syria, has experienced a massive increase in violence and displacement since armed groups (AGs) seized its capital city of Mosul in early June. While the security situation in Ninewa had been volatile for months preceding this seizure and subsequent conflict between AGs and government forces, since June large portions of the governorate have been taken over and are currently being controlled by AGs.
Therefore, hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes in Ninewa to seek safety as the conflict rages. Nearly 200,000 people were displaced from locations in Ninewa in June and July 2014, a very substantial figure; however, this pales in comparison to the over 600,000 individuals who were forced to flee in the month of August.