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Within the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq’s mandate for coordination, the enabling of a free flow of information is vitally important. It is particularly relevant in light of the current humanitarian situation in Iraq, which is changing rapidly. Therefore NCCI has been releasing weekly field situation reports, which contain detailed updates on the changing security and political environment and on the humanitarian needs on the ground in the different Iraqi governorates. Following the renewed heavy fighting between Iraqi Security Forces and Islamic State (IS) members in Heet and Ramadi, the focus of the conflict shifted once again to the Anbar governorate, which has seen continuous fighting since December 2013. After IS took control of Heet, hundreds of families have reportedly…
In the current emergency scenario, the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) continuously seeks ways to enhance its mandate to ‘act as an independent, neutral and impartial forum for coordination and information exchange among the NGO community to enhance the effectiveness of humanitarian action in Iraq’. In this framework, NCCI organizes monthly NGO meetings in order to discuss any concerns that its members might have and to enhance cooperation among NGOs in Iraq. The last meeting took place on Tuesday September 23rd in the NCCI office in Erbil and was attended by 16 national and international NGOs. These NGOs firstly discussed the start of a joint project by SNAP and NCCI on tracking funding flows per sector and geographic area…
Recent reports indicate that following the outbreak of violence in the Anbar governorate at the end of 2013 and the spread of violence to other parts of Iraq during this year, almost 1.8 million people have been internally displaced across Iraq. Given the increased likelihood that the Islamic State (IS) will continue to target the Iraqi population in its attempt to establish an Islamic State, the number of IDPs might increase even more in the future. In response to this protracted crisis, the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) is increasing its information sharing activities. The enabling of a free flow of information is important within NCCI's mandate for coordination and is particularly important with regards to the current humanitarian…
During the first half of 2014, the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) supervised and delivered capacity building and technical support to 27 NNGOs in 10 Iraqi Governorates, within the framework of the UNHCR National NNGOs Empowerment Project (NEP2014). Following these theoretical and ‘Learning by Doing’ trainings under the guidance of NCCI, it was decided that 20 NNGO projects would be funded by UNHCR for the benefit of PoCs, especially Anbar IDPs. The projects benefit 3429 displaced persons directly and 4000 indirectly, and focus on different issues under the training and learning for self- reliance and sustainable livelihoods and peaceful co-existence with local communities. During the past 2 weeks, NCCI organized the second round of capacity building workshops in coordination…
09 Sep 2014
In response to an initiative put forward by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in July, NCCI recently concluded the successful facilitation of elections that have defined the NGO representatives to occupy permanent seats on the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) in Iraq. The election of 5 permanent NGO members, alongside NCCI, will ensure that the international and national NGO community will have a consistent and dedicated voice, which is vitally important given the escalation of violence and insecurity throughout the country. A selection of NGOs nominated themselves as potential candidates in the elections, according to a predetermined and agreed upon set of criteria, and voting took place throughout the course of this month to contribute towards…
Since the start of August, NGOs have witnessed a marked escalation to the armed conflict in Iraq, particularly within the northern governorate of Ninewa. This has triggered a new wave of displacement involving more than 250,000 civilians. The majority of the displaced people headed towards the Dohuk and Erbil governorates, whilst others made their way to safe areas in Sulaymaniyah. The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) feels the need to express its high level of concern regarding the humanitarian situation and to highlight the need for rapid and decisive actions in order to enable NGOs to be able to sustain an efficient response. Since the turn of the year, the NGO community has been working at maximum capacity to…
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