On 23 April, the first displaced families began to register at Shekhan Camp, Dohuk governorate. The majority of these families were originally displaced from the Sinjar area of Ninewa to Dohuk governorate.
Many hundreds of families arrived via IOM-provided busses, bringing what little they had when they fled violence during summer 2014. The camp’s capacity will be 1,200 families.
On 22 April, IOM started water trucking for IDPs and host communities in Al Dhubayiat area (Al Dhale’e governorate). This is the first humanitarian intervention since the escalation of the conflict in the area. Al Dhale’e has ha
As of 18 April IOM’s National Ebola Training Academy has now trained 6,131 health care workers in Freetown and via mobile trainings.
Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March 2014, to date, there have been 25,791 confirmed probable and suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) with 10,600 fatalities (41%), according to the current UNMEER report, dated 15 April 2015. IOM is continuing its Ebola response in West Africa, which aims to strengthen containment and control capacities to prevent the spread of EVD, reduce disease burden, and to contribute to “getting to zero cases.”
IOM continues to respond to the current crisis in Iraq through non-food item and shelter distribution, livelihoods assistance, and health and psychosocial support, in order to assist the most vulnerable displaced persons and host-communities.