Situation report update, 11–24 November 2014
8 December 2014 – The total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq has reached 2.1 million people, with 40% of those displaced in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. More than 450 000 displaced individuals reside in Duhok governorate’s Sumel, Zakho, Duhok and Amedi districts, accounting for 24% of the overall IDP caseload.
Many displaced persons are in hard-to-reach and inaccessible areas with limited access to health care services. An estimated 300 families are currently displaced in Sinjar Mountain in Kharse and in Beere Oura villages with many others scattered in small groups within the mountain area.