DEIMOS-2 captured the evolution and growth of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp Hammam al-Alil, located around 25 km south of Mosul, Iraq. This camp has undergone an incredible growth in the last months, as insecurity and food shortages continue to trigger displacement from west Mosul and its surroundings.

Authorities reported that approximately 4,000 IDPs from west Mosul arrived at Hammam Al-Alil screening site between 2 and 3 May. When completed, it is expected to have capacity for 30,000.


According to the latest report of the United Nations High Committee for Refugees (UNHCR), 359,250 Iraqis are currently internally displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 2016.

Satellite imagery is a key source of information to assess the humanitarian impact of a conflict and the humanitarian relief and aid provided, by monitoring refugee and IDPs camps.