Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report

April 2017

A girl sitting among her siblings



  • Mosul retake: since 17 October 2016, UNICEF has supported delivery of multi-sector emergency response (MSEP) reaching 1,044,444 individuals (178,668 families) in 16 re-taken communities in Ninewa.
  • In April, the Rapid Response Mechanism consortium reached 400,825 people including 188,388 children with life-saving supplies.
  • Provision of water for people in and around Mosul was scaled up, delivering a daily average of 9,817 M3, serving an estimated 660,920 people in Mosul city, IDP camps for people newly-displaced, and host communities to the north of the city.
  • A mass vaccination campaign was held between 10 to 20 April, targeting all children under 15 years in east Mosul and accessible areas of West Mosul, vaccinated 306,379 children against polio.
  • According to government figures as of April, more than 585,000 people (321,000 children) are displaced from Mosul, of which 424,000 have been displaced since military operations to retake western areas of the city began on 19 February.


Situation in Numbers


5.1 million children in need out of 11 million people affected (OCHA, HRP 2017)

3 million internally displaced people (IDP)

1.73 million people returned to newly accessible areas (IOM, Displacement Tracking Matrix, 27 April 2017)

Target population in 2017

Rapid Response: 1.3 million IDPs

WASH: 1 million people

Education: 690,000 children

Health: 5.7 million children (polio)

Child Protection: 161,500 children


UNICEF Appeal 2017

US$ 161.4 million

Funding Status

US $ 84.2 million

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