Iraq — Event Tracking — Displacement Movements from Syria to Iraq (28 October 2019)

Contact
IraqDTM@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Iraq
Period Covered
Oct 27 2019 -
Oct 28 2019
Activity
  • Event Tracking
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Migration Flows

Summary

Due to the latest military operations in Syria, DTM Iraq launched an emergency tracking tool on 14  October to monitor potential population flow coming through pre-selected border points Fishkhabour and Ibrahim Al Khalil in Dahuk Al Fao and Rabi’a in Ninewa and nearby Sahela and Alwaleed villages in Ninewa Only people being displaced by the conflict are reported in this update and usual border activities and crossings are not covered This information is collected by IOM staff specifically posted at the relevant border points to meet with the displaced population Age, gender, and area of origin data is gathered from heads of household during registration for transportation.

— 224 individuals have crossed through the informal points nearby Sahela village on October 28. This brings the total of individuals having crossed these points since October 14 to 12,238 individuals.

— All arrivals were transported to Gawilan Camp by bus.

— Of today’s arrivals, 42 per cent are male and 58 per cent are female, and about 43 per cent are 18 years of age or below.

— The majority of today’s arrivals came from Ras al-Ain and Qamishli sub districts in Al-Hasaka and Ain-Arab/Kobane in Aleppo. Other major sub districts of origin include Amuda,Darbasiya, Tel-Abiad and Al-Malikiyah.

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