Oxfam is currently scaling up operations in Iraq. Alongside the expansion of programs in Diyala and Kirkuk governorates, Oxfam is now responding in the Mosul corridor. Oxfam’s current activities in Diyala and Kirkuk consist of WASH and EFSVL in non-camp settings with displaced and returnee families.
On 16th and 17th September, alongside local partner RINDP Oxfam carried out a blanket distribution in Al Tinah for both displaced families in the camp and families in the host community. Over 250 households received jerry cans, wash basins and blankets. A protection assessment was also carried out at the camp. Oxfam will continue working in Al Tinah this week carrying out public health and hygiene promotion.
On 13th September Oxfam also carried out an assessment in Mahana village where ten households have now returned and more are expected in the coming weeks. A need for a clean drinking water source and food have been identified as the highest needs in Mahana.
Oxfam will continue with assessments focusing on WASH, Food Security and Protection. Work is also continuing with the drilling of a new bore hole in Dibaga.