NGOs Call on Authorities to Meet Obligations for Protection and Access in Iraq 30 October 2017 The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI), a forum of 159 nongovernmental organizations working to provide aid and protection for civilians affected by the conflict in Iraq, notes the announcement by the President of the Kurdistan Region that he will step aside from 1 November 2017. We call on all parties to continue to prioritize protection of civilians and humanitarian response and to engage in an inclusive and peaceful dialogue for all Iraqis. Following this event, along with recent developments in Kirkuk, Salah-al-Din, Diyala and Ninewa governorates, NCCI members share the following concerns and recommendations: We have witnessed how increasing political tensions and sporadic…
09 Jul 2017

NGO Statement on Iraq

Sunday, 09 July 2017
NGO Statement on Iraq ahead of the July meeting of the members of the global coalition to counter ISIL   As the members of the global coalition to counter ISIL meet in Washington D.C. this week, 28 non-governmental organizations working in Iraq highlight the ongoing protection and assistance needs for civilians affected by the conflict and call for prioritized investment in inclusive recovery and resilience efforts.   Summary of recommendations:  We call on: Considerations for protecting civilians and ensuring access to assistance during military operations All armed actors to uphold their responsibility to protect civilian life and civilian objects and ensure access to life-saving assistance for those caught up in ongoing and future military offensives in Iraq. Coalition and partner forces to…
03 May 2017
Following the 2016 Second Standard Allocation of the Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund (IHPF), the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) commissioned a study to document lessons learned on behalf of the NGO community in Iraq. The overarching purpose is to enable NGO expertise and know-how, particularly as the first responders and primary operational actors on the ground, to contribute to ongoing discussions to ensure the IHPF is fit for purpose.   Research paper can be downloaded below.
16 Apr 2017
The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) is a member-led NGO coordination platform of currently 120 international and local NGO Members and 7 Observers. Founded in Baghdad in April 2003 by a group of international NGOs looking to establish a neutral, independent space for NGOs to coordinate humanitarian activities in Iraq, membership was opened for local NGOs in 2005. Throughout the years, NCCI mission, structure and objectives continuously evolved to adapt to the changing circumstances in Iraq. As the main NGO coordination body in Iraq NCCI has three strategic objectives: coordination and information sharing, advocacy, and support services and capacity building for NGOs. NCCI has two main offices in Iraq (Erbil and Baghdad), sub-offices in Basrah and Geneva (Switzerland) and…
28 Feb 2017

NCCI: Mail Lists & Skype Groups

Tuesday, 28 February 2017
NCCI: Mail Lists & Skype Groups Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be included or removed from the various mailing lists, indicating the name and job title of the person(s) to be added. General  Information  Heads of Mission Email list All NCCI members and observers receive information from high level, strategic meetings and fora; invitations to high level meetings;  Membership limited to Head of Mission/Delegated Representative Automatically added to the list upon joining NCCI. CD skype group Added upon request – send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. * Note: The Country Director mail list & skype group are limited to one Country Director + one Deputy Country Director/Delegated Representative per organization. All other lists are open for an unlimited number of…
On the 18th of October the United Nations delivered a joint press release on partners delivering assistance for displaced families from Mosul. The press release states that NGOs and local responders are critical to the response on the ground. The United Nations works closely with humanitarian partners and implements many of their programmes and distributions via national and international NGOs. The majority of these NGO partners are active members of the NGO Coordination Committee of Iraq for Iraq (NCCI).
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