This operation has been modified as per budget revision 4 (see below)
Since the fall of Mosul on 9 June 2014, armed opposition groups (AOGS)s including Baathists, tribal militias and members of the former regiome/military, along with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), have taken control of large swathes of Iraq's provinces of Ninewa, Salah Al-Din, and Diyala.The cities of Mosul, Tikrit, Tal Afar, Beiji, Quayyara, Sinjar, Suleiman Bek, Rashad, Hawijah, Riyadh, Falluha, and Saqlawiyah are currently under control of insurgents. Since January much of Anbar has been under ISIL control . ISIL continues to advance towards Baghdad
In addition to 584,000 newly displaced persons from Ninewa, another 623,000 Iraqis have been displaced since the beginning of the year as a result of the conflict. Ongoing fighting continues to displace large segments of the local population. Countrywide, 1.2 million are currently displaced, with 1.5 million in need of immediate humanitarian assistance . The numbers of affected persons are spread and difficult to count, with many still on the move. Some IDPs are currently relying on their own means of support or on host communities. However, additional waves of displacement are expected to occur as the conflict continues.
Through this Special Operation, WFP in its capacity as the lead agency for the Logistics Cluster aims to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the affected population by providing information management and coordination services to the humanitarian community under the cluster approach.
Additionally, WFP in its capacity as the lead agency for the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster aims to augment the emergency telecommunication capacity of the humanitarian community through MoSS compliant telecommunications, data, and voice connectivity in the affected areas in support of the ongoing emergency operation and ensure proper coordination among the various partners.
Budget revision 4 adjusts the budget for additional DSC and CD&A and caters for the extension in time of twelve months until 31 December 2016 in accordance with the operational requirement in response to the escalating crisis in Iraq. This BR aligns with 2016 Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), and includes the Logistics Cluster and
Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) activities identified herein, including enhancement of current Logistics Cluster and ETC support activities in response to increased operational requirements, additional components, and equipment.