The number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from January to 26 October 2014 has been revised upwards from 1.8 million to 1.9 million people across 1,928 sites. The Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for 2014-2015 was released in the month of October with a total ask of USD 2.2 Billion. The projected funding requirement for the year 2014 is USD 1.2 Billion (USD 608 Million raised) and for the year 2015 USD 1 Billion. According to OCHA, throughout Iraq 1.26 million IDPs are in need of shelter and NFI assistance. An estimated 600,000 people are in need of immediate winterisation assistance. A significant proportion of the overall displaced, 31 per cent (98,071 families), have sought refuge in alternative shelter arrangements such as schools, religious buildings and unfinished and abandoned buildings. A large number of families are staying in inadequate shelter arrangements that are unsuitable for the upcoming winter weather conditions. This becomes particularly acute in the Governorates hosting the most displaced people, and those in high altitude regions such as Dohuk Governorate, which endures the worst of the winter weather with temperatures dropping to -15 C. Given the current level of funding for the crisis, significant gaps are foreseen.
Please find the complete ACF monthly report attached below.