The new figure brings the total number of people currently living in internal displacement due to violence to 41.3 million On top of those forced from their homes by violence, 17.2 million people were internally displaced by natural disasters last year
The Governor of Nineveh Province, Nofal al-Akoub, has launched initiatives to clear Old City of Mosul of rubble and provide its residents with food and water. The initiative is in cooperation with the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement.
Christians were a primary target for ISIS, who had driven away Assyrians and Armenians from their homes in Nineveh Province. As a result, an artist launched an exhibition in Erbil which seeks to commemorate their displacement and suffering under ISIS rule.
The Norwegian Refugee Council on Internal Displacement has issued its annual report on internal displacement. The report shows that although violence contributed highly to displacement, natural disasters are the primary reasons for displacement.