Humanitarian Implications of Violence in Northern and Central Iraq
Created: 05/04/2016 +

Overview

In the north of Iraq, Kurdish Peshmerga forces, assisted by Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), US airstrikes, and other armed groups have continued their counteroffensive against IS in Ninewa, Kirkuk, Salah al Din, and Diyala, retaking some key areas. The fighting however continues to fuel displacement. Due to improved data collection, estimates of the displacement caused by IS’s advances in early August have risen to more than 620,000 people.