URGENT: Mosul Emergency – your ALWS action

UPDATE 5 - April 7, 2017

Through our ALWS partner Lutheran World Federation (LWF), you have supported life-saving help for people fleeing the conflict in northern Iraq.

Your help is especially important for people fleeing Mosul as the Security Force and Coalition Force seek to re-take the city from ISIS.

Working together – including with on-the-ground partners CAPNI (Christian Aid Program Nohadra Iraq) and JIYAN Foundation (Kirkuk Centre for Torture Victims) – we can celebrate the following achievements for people who have lost so much: 

  • 20,748 people in Kurdistan received food baskets (see below)
  •  40 families received vocational training and tools/equipment
  •  4,359 people accessed improved sanitation system
  •  14, 680 people accessed basic water
  •  1,000 families received core relief items
  •  2,000 people received Hygiene Kits (see below)
  •  2,809 people receive therapy to recover from trauma
  •  683 women received psychosocial support in women friendly spaces
  •  1 school was constructed
  •  3 schools were rehabilitated
  •  850 families had floors constructed for tents: 16m2 x 27cm thick
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CRISIS TIMELINE

June 2014:               ISIS expands from Syria to Mosul, northern Iraq – Christians and Yazidis flee to Kurdistan
August 2014:           LWF begins response in Duhok Governate

End 2015:                 Security Force with Coalition Force push ISIS from Nineveh Governate

December 2015:      241,732 IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) return home

May – June 2016:    Battle of Fallujah. Dire humanitarian situation. LWF not permitted to act directly, so helps IDPs through Islamic Relief Iraq

2016:                         LWF extends program to Zumar, recently liberated from ISIS

16 October 2016:    Official start of battle for Mosul

October 2016:         LWF assists people displaced from Mosul in Debaga Camp


THANK YOU!


UPDATE 4 - March 1, 2017

What you have already done

Through ALWS, the ALWS family has been active in helping people fleeing Mosul for nearly six months now – thank you!

 

Help already sent

22 October 2016: $20,000

2 December 2016: $50,000

 

The LWF (Lutheran World Federation) team you support has been working in Dohuk in Kurdistan since 2014, caring for Christians, Yazidis and Muslims.

 

What we need to do now

As the battle to free Mosul west of the Tigris River escalates, aid agencies must prepare to care for the many desperate people who will flee for their lives.

 

The LWF plan through the next 12 months is to care for 50,000 people, working with local partners including:

CAPNI – Christian Aid Program, Nohadra Iraq

JIYAN Foundation – Kirkuk Centre for Torture Victims

 

The action you can support through ALWS includes:

* Safe drinking water

* Blankets

* Cooking pots

* Shelter kits

* Latrines with septic tanks

* Food parcels

* Care for people with disabilities

 

 

DONATE NOW


UPDATE 3 - December 1, 2016

Thank you!

When the crisis in Mosul broke out, ALWS immediately committed $20,000 to the relief effort for families fleeing the city.

Your generosity means this week we are able to send $50,000 to support the emergency aid effort – thank you!

How you help

The International Organisation for Migration reports that on 27 November a total of 72,570 people have been displaced from Mosul. This is an increase of 3400% in just six weeks.

Your life-saving help through our ALWS partner, Lutheran World Federation (LWF), is delivered as part of a 12 month plan aiming to:

  • Shelter and Non-Food Items: 9,400 households
  • Water and Sanitation: 27,300 households
  • Protection: 2,500 at-risk people
  • Livelihood support: 5,300 households
  • Education: 900 children (2 schools)

LWF help is planned to be delivered in:

  • Ninawa
  • Salah al-Din
  • Duhok
  • Erbil

In all areas, the focus is on the people who are most vulnerable – children, the elderly, women.

The partners delivering your help

Our ALWS support of LWF is part of a much larger $11 million action of churches of many denominations worldwide as ACT Alliance.

Requesting Partners

Implementing Partners

Christian Aid

LWF

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

NCA

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)

Foundation of United for Relief and Sustainable Development (FUAD)

Hungarian Inter-church Aid

National Institute of Human Rights (NIHR)

RESTRICTED partner

Rehabilitation, Education and Community Health

Women Rehabilitation Organization

Voice of the Elderly People


Timetable for Action 

Activities

Dec

2016

Jan

2017

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Food supply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelter / NFI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WASH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psychosocial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Livelihoods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The latest conflict in Iraq started after Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) took over Mosul, the second largest city in June 2014. ISIL chased away the religiously minorities (Christians, Yazidis, Shia Muslims, etc.) from Mosul and other various districts of Ninewa. Furthermore, ISIL expanded territorial control in early 2015 in central part of Iraq.

Background

Since mid-2015, Iraqi government with support from international community has been able to retake some cities in central part of Iraq including Fallujah of Anbar province. However, at the time of writing, Mosul, the second largest city of Iraq is still under the control of ISIL.

On the 17th of October 2016, Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga with support from international community have started a military operation to retake the city of Mosul. The United Nations (UN) has qualified the situation in Iraq as becoming “the single most complex humanitarian operation in the world”.

Currently there are 3.3 million IDPs in Iraq who are in need of some form of humanitarian support in addition to approximately 225,000 Syrian refugees. Also, to further exacerbate the dire situation, it is estimated that there will be additional up to 1.5 million people displaced by the military action in Mosul to retake from ISIS control.

With regards to the military operation to retake the city of Mosul, the UN has identified four zones of potential displacement locations, though the actual flow of IDPs is currently and will continue to be closely monitored. The situation remains highly volatile as sectarian tensions between “liberating” Iraqi forces and local residents will likely affect the direction of fleeing populations.

The government has identified 20 emergency sites, 13 of which are for the initial outflow; zone coordinators have confirmed that people are arriving in different sites. For the time being, the south, more specifically Qayyarah, is witnessing large scale displacement since the beginning of the military operation to retake the city of Mosul.


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UPDATE 2 - November 16, 2016

Our ALWS partner, Lutheran World Federation (LWF), reports via the ACTAlliance October 2016 update, aid delivered includes:

What

People helped

Where

Food Baskets

3 month supply for non-camp settlers

 

7,400

 

Amadia & Shekan Districts

Livelihood Program

40

Open

Hygiene Kits

Newly displaced from Mosul & region

3,892

12,000 people

(2,000 households)

Open 

Debaga Camp

Sanitation

Garbage collection

Septic tank sanitation systems

 

4,359

248

 

Daudia Camp

Water

100m3 water tank + pipeline system

Extend water supply to Binenan village

Construct open channel in Dowdiya

Water supply Esyan Camp

 

7,700

2,385

4,487

108

 

Sumeel, Amadia, Bardarash

Winterisation Supplies

Host population

 

12,313

Duhok, Summel, Shekhan, Zakho, Amadia, Akre

Housing

850 shelter slabs

 

3,588

 

Bersive 1

Psychosocial Support

Counselling and support

Women Friendly Spaces

 

2,809

492

 Duhok, Khanki

Chamiskho, Essian, Dawdia, Shekhan

Education

Repair, or build new, classrooms

2,657 children

(4 schools)

Bardarash, Zummar

Household Essentials

Cooking stove, blanket, water set, pillow, mattress, thermos, air cooler, rug

5,790

(1,000 households) 

565 households

Displaced population in Anbar, Fallujah 

Newly arrived displaced people from Mosul

 

 

UPDATE 1 - November 1, 2016

The reports we are receiving (UNOCHA) estimate up to 1.5 million remaining people may be impacted.

It is estimated 500,000 of those in deadly danger will be children.

Our ALWS partners, Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is already delivering aid to people from Mosul who fled early, and are now living in Debaga Camp in Northern Iraq.

WHERE YOU CAN HELP

Your donation will support direct LWF action planned for people from Mosul fleeing to:
⦁ UN Zone 1: Erbil, Duhok (Kurdistan)
⦁ UN Zone 2: Zummar, Rabea (Ninewa)

LWF also plan to act through local partners in:
⦁ UN Zone 4: Tikrit (Salah Al Din)

Our LWF Program Manager for Northern Iraq, I Gajdikova, reports:

“The people will need warm clothes, hygiene kits and other relief goods. We do not know when they
will be able to return home, or what state they will find their home in … Even before the offensive to
re-claim Mosul, there was fighting and bombing.”


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HOW YOU CAN HELP

The action you will support through LWF is planned to help up to 50,000 people.

This includes 2,000 traumatised girls and women who will receive psychosocial support at Women Listening Centres.

7,700 families planned to receive care including:

⦁ Safe drinking water
⦁ Blankets (cold season is coming)
⦁ Cooking pots
⦁ Shelter Kits

⦁ Latrines with septic tanks

Hygiene Kits contain items such as soap, towels and toothpaste.

The new action you can support now through ALWS will join action from around the world through ACTAlliance


THE CRISIS - 17 October 2016

You will have seen media reports from the frontline of the battle to drive ISIS out of Mosul. 

When Mosul was taken by ISIS they predominantly targeted Christians and Shia Muslims.

UNOCHA estimate up to 1.5 million remaining people may now be impacted.

It is estimated 500,000 of those in deadly danger will be children.

Your help is needed urgently for Lutheran-supported care for Mosul refugees.

 

Our ALWS partners, Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is already delivering aid to people from Mosul who fled early, and are now living in Debaga Camp in Northern Iraq. (This was originally the front line of ISIS territory, but is now a safe haven). 

ALWS has committed $20,000 to support the next wave of refugees. Our prayer is we can greatly increase this response.

THE HELP YOU GIVE

The action you will support through LWF is planned to help up to 50,000 people.

This includes 2,000 traumatised girls and women who will receive psychosocial support at Women Listening Centres, and 7,700 families planned to receive care including:

  • Safe drinking water
  • Blankets (cold season is coming)
  • Cooking pots
  • Shelter Kits
  • Latrines with septic tanks

 

 


OUR PARTNERS ALREADY DELIVERING AID

The LWF team Ilana leads last week worked with a local partner Al-Masala to distribute hygiene kits to 12,000 people at Debala Camp, now home to 40,000 refugees.

The new action you can support now through ALWS will join Christian action from around the world through ACTAlliance, delivered by:

  • LWF
  • Norwegian Church Aid
  • Christian Aid
  • Hungarian Interchurch Aid
  • Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe

Thank you!

 

 

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All images:  LWF / Seivan Salim