19 Aug 2014

Internal displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq

Since the fall of the city of Mosul in Nineveh Governorate under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, the humanitarian crisis in Iraq has rapidly evolved with population movements dispersed throughout the governorates affected by the ongoing conflict.

Iraq has now one of the largest populations of IDPs in the world. In accordance with the procedures at reference, EADRCC received on 19 August 2014, a relief assistance request from the Iraqi Government.