Iraq - Maps
Spain - Floods
• Snow melt is causing the increase of river levels in north-eastern Spain, including Navarra, Aragon and Basque Country, with one fatality in Navarra, as of 26 February. The Spanish CP has issued alerts for river increase and floods and has activated the Copernicus EMS.
Syria - Conflict
• Fighting continues between ISIL and Kurdish forces, displacing 1,000 families that took refuge in Al Hassakeh and Qamishli.
• In Aleppo and Dar’a, water and electricity have been denied to over 2 million people, while only 304 out of 212,000 people in besieged areas received food assistance in January. In Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor, 600,000 people have not received food assistance since December 2014.
• Efforts continue to ensure provision of relief assistance throughout the country.
Pakistan - Earthquake
• An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 M occurred in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on 26 February. The epicentre was located near the border of Battagram and Manshehra districts. Over 3.6 million people were exposed to Light shaking (USGS PAGER). Tremors were felt around Islamabad and parts of Khyber Paktunkhwa, while 15 people were injured and a number of mud houses collapsed, according to media.
Pakistan - Severe weather
• Heavy rainfall affected Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) over 24-25 February. Six people died and houses, transportation and electricity networks were damaged.
• Isolated rainfall is forecast for north-western Pakistan on 27 February.
Chad - Population displacement
• Over 1,300 people, including Nigerians, Cameroonians and Chadian returnees, arrived in Mayo-Kebbi East, fleeing Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria. The situation is currently under assessment.
Iraq - Conflict
• More than 2.4 million people are displaced throughout Iraq. The Governorates of Baghdad, Kirkuk and Diyala have witnessed the largest waves of displacement in recent weeks. In al-Anbar, Ninewa, Salah Al-Din, Diyala and Kirkuk, civilians have virtually no access to basic services and assistance reaches them only sporadically.
• The protection of Christians and Sunni Arabs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is also a serious concern.
Afghanistan - Severe weather
• The death toll due to the recent snow avalanches is standing at 209 as of 26 February and continues increasing. Worst affected is central Panjshir. NOAA forecasts mostly dry weather for the country over 27 February - 5 March.
From the beginning of January through 12 February 2015 the DTM identified 2,472,444 internally displaced individuals (412,074 families) dispersed across 2,744 distinct locations in Iraq .
Syria - Humanitarian situation and conflict (ECHO, NGOs, Media)
On 23 February, ISIL forces kidnapped about 90 villagers including women and children after seizing the villages of Tal Shamiram and Tal Hermuz in north-east Syria according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights. The abductions took place when ISIL attacked a number of largely Assyrian Christian villages along the banks of the Khabour river in Al-Hassakeh governorate.
Kurdish forces responded to the attacks while international airstrikes were launched against ISIL positions in the area. According to local and media reports, on 24 February, Kurdish forces retook control of some of the villages that had come under ISIL attack and continued advancing to secure others.
The attacks also triggered the displacement of about 500-600 families who have fled to the eastern side of the Khabour river and to the towns of Al-Hassakeh and Qamishli. Humanitarian organizations and local networks are organizing assistance to some 300 displaced families who have mostly sought refuge in local families and churches in Al-Hassakeh and Qamishli. Immediate needs include food, clothing, blankets and hygiene kits.
Syrian Arab Republic: Syria Crisis Situation as of December 8, 2014 - Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees, Swiss Representation and Assistance
This map illustrates satellite-detected damage and destruction in a portion of the city of Baiji, Salah ad Din governorate, Iraq. Using satellite imagery acquired 28 December 2014 and 06 April 2014, UNITAR / UNOSAT identified a total of 174 affected structures within the area of this map. Approximately 72 of these were destroyed, 57 severely damaged, and 45 moderately damaged. The city-wide analysis of Baiji revealed a total of 206 affected structures, of which 81 were destroyed, 68 severely damaged, and 57 moderately damaged. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.
This map illustrates satellite-detected damage and destruction in the city of Tikrit, Salah ad Din Governorate, Iraq. Using satellite imagery acquired 30 December 2014 and 19 February 2014, UNITAR / UNOSAT identified a total of 274 affected structures within the area of this map. Approximately 66 of these were destroyed, 68 severely damaged, and 140 moderately damaged. The city-wide analysis of Tikrit revealed a total of 536 affected structures, of which 137 were destroyed, 241 severely damaged, and 158 moderately damaged. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.