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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…
19 Aug 2014
The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) aims to enhance the effectiveness of humanitarian action in Iraq. NCCI therefore tries to foster cooperation on a national level between the NGOs active in the different Iraqi governorates. To help us achieve this goal, NCCI started mapping national NGOs (NNGOs) in Iraq in 2012. The project is still ongoing and has currently mapped 586 NNGOs across all (18) Iraqi provinces. The necessary information is gathered through a questionnaire, interested national NGOs can contact us at and we will send them the questionnaire as soon as possible. The mapping contains 5 general information sections: 1. General information: 10 questions about issues such as contact info, registration info, geographical coverage and number of…
Following on from strategic discussions that took place at NCCI's General Assembly in March 2014, a detailed plan has been put together by the Executive and Board for a comprehensive review of the strategic approach, in light of the emergency situation that has developed this year inside Iraq. Members will play a central role in shaping the future strategic direction of NCCI, which continues to adapt its structure and services to respond to the shifting needs of the NGO community. The strategic review will enable NCCI to develop a detailed observation of how NCCI is currently positioned within its mandate as the country-wide forum in Iraq for NGO coordination, joint advocacy and information sharing. The future strategic role of NCCI…
Since the end of last year, more than 1 million people have been displaced inside Iraq due to violence in Anbar, Ninewa and the surrounding governorates. Following the recent outbreak of violence in Ninewa in June and the spread of violence to other parts of Iraq, 500,000 people were displaced from within and around the city of Mosul in the course of just one week. The majority of these IDPs, more than 300,000 people, fled to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Given the expanding nature of the conflict, the number of IDPs in KRI is expected to continue to increase even more over the coming weeks and months. In close partnership with its member community, the NGO Coordination Committee…
15 Jul 2014
The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq's (NCCI) Executive Board held its third meeting for 2014 on July 8th in Erbil. The NCCI Executive Board consists of both national and international NGOs, namely: Danish Refugee Council (DRC), Handicap International, Heartland Alliance International, Mines Advisory Group (MAG), and Nature Iraq. This meeting discussed NCCI's current range of activities, members' needs in the ongoing emergency environment in Iraq and the NCCI Executive Board's roles & responsibilities.
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