IOM has implemented a Longitudinal Study on Durable Solutions for IDPs in Iraq since 2015 in partnership with Georgetown University (Washington DC, the United States) in order to understand how IDPs navigate their displacement and take steps to buil...


IDPs who change location of displacement but do not return to their district of origin move to find jobs and secure livelihoods, supported by their family networks...


Nearly five years since the start of the ISIL-conflict and over a year since its official end, 1.8 million Iraqis remain internally displaced, with almost half of them in displacement for more than three years. As the rate of return slowed in 2018,...


The Assessing Water Shortage-Induced Displacement in Qadissiya, Najaf, Babylon, Wassit and Kerbala brief report provides updated information on the locations in Central Iraq affected by water scarcity as well as water-induced displacement movements ...


The Assessing Water Shortage-Induced Displacement in Missan, Muthanna, Thi-Qar and Basra brief report provides updated information on the locations in Southern Iraq affected by water scarcity as well as water-induced displacement movements to and fr...


IOM Iraq, in partnership with Georgetown University (Washington DC, the United States), has been implementing a Longitudinal Study on Durable Solutions for IDPs in Iraq since 2015, to deepen the understanding of durable solutions to internal displac...


The Integrated Location Assessment – Round III completed from 6 March to 6 May 2018, provides an in-depth look into both displacement and return movements in Iraq, putting a special focus on profiling the locations these groups live in and the socia...


As the ISIL conflict ceased across Iraq, conflict-affected areas in the country experienced an uptick in returns of their internally displaced populations. The pace of this return, however, appears to be slowing, leaving the populations who still re...


The study provides an overview of the full crisis throughout its phases – starting in December 2013 with the battle for Fallujah in Anbar, to Prime Minister Al Abadi declaring victory over ISIL in December 2017 – as well as detailed information on l...


IOM, the UN Migration Agency, released a new study, which shows that 90 per cent of displaced Iraqis are determined to return home. This is similar to the long-term intentions recorded in 2016. More than 1.3 million internally displaced persons ...


Mosul Crisis

August 11, 2017
The IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has published its latest in-depth report: Mosul Crisis: Population Movement Analysis, tabulating the chronological population movements – especially displacement and returns – that have occurred in nor...


The Obstacles to Return in Retaken Areas of Iraq delves into the principal push and pull factors limiting the willingness of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to return to their place of origin. The qualitative and quantitative data collection ...


This longitudinal study by IOM Iraq and Georgetown University identifies the ways in which displaced Iraqis experience displacement, adapt to their circumstances, and create durable solutions. Through surveys of about 4,000 Iraqi families displac...


The Integrated Location Assessment (ILA) is IOM Iraq’s first nationwide attempt to simultaneously analyse both displacement and return movements of conflict-affected people. Focusing on both populations enables identification of overarching trends o...