According to a UNAMI statement, the IDPs, who were mainly displaced from the provinces of Anbar, Diyala and Salahudin, are living in camps and villages in Kalar and Kifri areas in the southeastern part of Sulaymaniyah Province.

In cooperation with local health authority and Non-Governmental organisations, “WHO established two mobile medical teams, each consisting of a medical doctor, a nurse and a pharmacy assistant.

“WHO also provided three ambulances to facilitate referrals of emergency patients,” the mission said.

The most common illnesses to be treated by the mobile clinics include “upper respiratory tract infections, diarrhea, and chronic diseases including hypertension and diabetes”.

According to a UN report in 2019, no fewer than 1.7 million Iraqis remain outside their homes over security concerns, lack of shelter, and livelihood opportunities.