Displaced people from Mosul
Editor: BK, HH 06.14.2016 18:14 Number of Views: 896
Revealed the UN Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), on Tuesday, the displacement of more than 14 thousand Iraqis after renewed operations by the Iraqi forces against al (Daash), southeast of Mosul (405 km north of Baghdad), since late March 2016, as suggested exodus more than 600 thousand others at the start of the attack to liberate the city, confirmed to embrace prepare contingency plans to provide for their needs.
The United Nations Mission, in a statement received, (long-Presse) a copy of it, that "more than 14 thousand Iraqis have been displaced from their homes have been registered in camps in after a renewed offensive by Iraqi security forces against al Daash southeast of Mosul, since late March 2016 "indicating that" the city of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, under the control of that organization since the last tenth of June 2014 ".
She UNAMI, that the "east, south of Mosul, fleeing residents from areas controlled by Daash day with the approach of the security forces from the city," noting that "800 people arrived in the (third from June 2016), to Debaga camp for displaced families in Erbil (360 km) north of Baghdad, after a dangerous journey through the minefields. "
She explained the mission, that "has been registered for asylum more than eight thousand people from villages located to the east of the Tigris River in the camp, since the return of combat operations between al (Daash) and government forces in (24 March 2016)," pointing out that "the High Commissioner The United Nations Commissioner for refugees UNHCR is working with the help of its partners and in cooperation with the government, to expand Debaga camp near the stadium and the surrounding areas, after being filled, to be able to accommodate about 600 families. "
The statement quoted the head of the field response in Erbil, Frederick Koszeg, saying that "there is no safe way fleeing for displaced people from the violence that forces them secondary roads behavior, often through the night, crossing the dangerous areas," stressing "the existence of reports that there are some displaced people trapped , with serious injuries or were killed in a minefield on their way to safety. "
He explained Koszeg, that "the level of trauma among displaced people arriving in very large Debaga, where UNHCR teams and its partners are working to help families gain a sense of normalcy through psychological and social counseling and support services in emergency situations."
She UNAMI, that "a possible attack on Mosul could lead to the displacement of a huge number of people up to more than 600 thousand", pointing out that "the High Commissioner of the United Nations for Refugees (UNHCR) and other humanitarian agencies, began to prepare contingency plans in order to respond to that."
And confirmed the UN Mission, they "spotted a flow of about six thousand and 700 Iraqis on Hasaka province, northeast of Syria, using local trafficking networks since April 2016, including the families managed to flee from Mosul and others have left the surrounding areas and expected more fighting," noting that these "perilous journey, where families often have to travel at night, as displaced people reported fear of landmines and be caught by the organization Daash during their journey which takes a full week."
She stressed UNAMI, that "the High Commissioner of the United Nations for Refugees (UNHCR) and its partners teams in Syria continue to work to identify the new arrivals, and make regular assessments of the needs to coordinate assistance, including about five thousand and 400 people who arrived in the past few months, staying in Hol camp, which was re-run in Syria".
The mission was quoted by the families of mouse, saying that it was "impossible to move from Mosul to central Iraq, and it is easier access to the most secure areas in Iraq by going first to Syria," and argued that they "did not yet get to cross the border into Iraq permission ".
She explained UNAMI, that "the High Commissioner of the United Nations for Refugees (UNHCR) is working on a coordinated response across the border with its offices located in the Kurdistan region in Iraq, and Qamishli in Syria, in order to guide the displaced Iraqis and follow up their affairs individually," afterthought by saying "either in Iraq, the teams UNHCR protection conduct daily visits to the border, where they talk with families and authorities, to obtain information about the movements and trends across the border. "
The mission pointed out that, "Since 2012, UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to monitor the border, with the beginning of the massive influx of Syrian refugees who have entered Iraq in search of safety and asylum."
He said UNHCR Representative in Iraq, Bruno Guido, according to the statement, said that "after the fall of Mosul, two years is still reverberating in Iraq and the region before, it has been about 10% of Iraq's population displaced by the conflict, many of them families fled as a result of the violence that is caused by" He is stressing that "we can not but hope that the year 2016 is a turning point, so that the displaced families to return to their homes and rebuild their lives and look forward to a better future."
It is noteworthy that (Daash) seized the city of Mosul, Nineveh province, (405 km north of Baghdad), in (the tenth of June 2014), before extending his terrorist activities for nearly one-third of the area of Iraq, leading to the displacement of nearly three million and 600 thousand people from their areas, as well as the migration of millions of Iraqis abroad, and that the Iraqi forces are now preparing for the Liberation of Mosul.