26 Aug 2014

HARIKAR - Weekly Report 17-21 August 2014

PROTECTION ASSISTANCE AND REINTEGRATION CENTER (PARC) IN CAMP & NON-CAMP AREAS/ UNHCR PROGRAM

•    PARC team did 2 field visits in (Duhok, Zirka and Hay-Askari) for 10 families/41 individuals to assess the needs of the SAS and identify vulnerable individuals.
•    PARC team referred 3 cases of SAS to different concerned NGOs and hospitals that Harikar has coordination with, to be provided with assistance and services.
•    Providing SAS from camp and non-camp areas with legal assistance by PARC lawyers; (4) received cases, (2) resolved case and (4) legal advice cases.
•    QIPs team made Site visit with UNHCR staff to Zakho to assess the Zakho Community Center to be rehabilitated and provided with materials under QIPs. Also a joint Harikar/UNHCR visit to Barokh School to monitor the works after the work progress passed 50%.
•    QIPs signed a contract with Kavir Company and Bedar Company to start the rehabilitation works in within health QIPs.
•     QIPs Site visited with companies to the health sites (Rheumatic Diseases Center, Deralok Health Center, Thalassemia Center, Akre Emergency Hospital, and Bardarash Youth Center) to start the rehabilitation interventions after the contracts have been signed.
•    QIPs team met with Handicap International and UNHCR to discuss the Handicap QIP to sign the contract soon.
•    HAIKAR-WLC/Domiz camp received (32) cases, (10) cases of them were GBV while the other (22) cases were NON-GBV.
•    A new psychological case has been received by WLC-Domiz camp.
•    Gawilan/WLC staff visited Gawilan/ DMC, to discuss the situation after the camp evacuation.
•    Gawlan/WLC referred three male cases, which were received previously by UNHCR to CSA/Gawilan.
•    Harikar non-camp CSA team followed a SAS registration case by visiting Asaish and DMC offices. The case is still continuous.
•    Harikar non-camp CSA team paid a visit to Autism Centre in Duhok (governmental center in Etit and Naze private center in Grebase) in order to make coordination with them to refer SAS cases that suffers from Autism to those centers, but unfortunately the results were negative due to the lack of staff and fund that those centers have as mentioned by both of them.

Medical Reimbursement Program
•    Visit 1
-    CSA with Harikar medical supervisor visited Mala Birwan and Darato Village in Bardarash for Medical Reimbursement Program and identifying the medical cases. During the visit, 4 cases were identified and Harikar Medical form was given to them after checking out their medical reports. Most of the cases were chronic and needed continuous treatment and follow-up.
-    While visiting Gregawre refugee settlement for the same program, refugees did not bring their documents to be reviewed by the doctor because they are no longer convinced about the program and they believe that the medical supervisor is not accepting their cases.
•    Assessments of the cases  
-    A 46 years old female had major depressive disorder on continuous treatment; she couldn’t arrange to buy the treatments because she didn't have money.
-    An old male had a Tuberculosis disease and it developed to Putt's disease, he was on treatment in Turkey. 
-    3 year old boy had penetrating ocular trauma with corneal laceration and cataract. Surgery was done for him at a private hospital .the cost of operation was about one million IQD.
-    Middle aged female had breast cancer, now she's on continuous treatment and regular follow-up.
•    Challenges
-    In Mala Birwan and Darato Village, the common problem was that the patients did not have enough money to buy their medical needs.
•    Visit 2
       - CSA with Harikar medical supervisor visited Hussayniya and assessed 2 cases as followed:
-    A middle aged male had disc prolapse, he needed rest and continuous treatment with regular follow up.
-    A 12 year old boy had hydrocephalus, shunt was done for him .with regular follow up and medication.
•    Challenges
-Difficulty to satisfy the refugees about the criteria of the medical reimbursement program because they believe their cases are vulnerable as well. And they blamed the team for not taking 
  
QUICK IMPACT PROJECTs (QIPs)

•Meeting with UNHCR to discuss a strategy for new QIPs and discussing the recently suggested health QIPs by the DoH.
•Site visit with UNHCR staff to Zakho to assess the Zakho Community Center to be rehabilitated and provided with materials under QIPs. Also a joint Harikar/UNHCR visit to Barokh School to monitor the works after the work progress passed 50%.
•Signing contract with Kavir Company and Bedar Company to start the rehabilitation works in within health QIPs.
•Site visit with companies to the health sites (Rheumatic Diseases Center, Deralok Health Center, Thalassemia Center, Akre Emergency Hospital, and Bardarash Youth Center) to start the rehabilitation interventions after the contracts have been signed.
•Meeting with Handicap International and UNHCR to discuss the Handicap QIP to sign the contract soon.
•Attending the meeting at Save the Children about education coordination and the 3W mechanism.
•Office work and reporting.

HARIKAR WOMAN LISTENING CENTERS AT DOMIZ AND GAWILAN CAMPS (WLCs)

*The total clients/cases received by HAIKAR-WLC/Domiz camp were (32), (10) cases of them were GBV cases while the other (22) cases were NON-GBV, as following:
Counseling (10)
Case management/ follow up (10)
Other cases: (12)
 
Other activities by Harikar-NGO
-    The WLC-Domiz camp staff participated in a communication and self-care training held by IRC in Jian hotel for three days.
-    No new (GBV) cases have been received.
-    One mobilization visit has been arranged and done this week.
-    An information session held by WLC-Domiz about (Rights and Duties of Women), ten women attended this session.
-    A new psychological case has been received by WLC-Domiz camp.
-    Gawilan/WLC team accompanied Domiz/WLC team to their office, and staff visited domiz reception tent to see/follow up the refugee situation.
-    Gawilan/WLC attended a training workshop on communication and self- care held by IRC, the workshop lasted for 3 days.
-    Gawilan/WLC staff visited Gawilan/ DMC, to discuss the situation after the camp evacuation.
-    Gawlan/WLC referred three male cases, which were received previously by UNHCR to CSA/Gawilan. 

HARIKAR LEGAL CLINIC
During the reporting period, a total of 15 cases were received in both legal clinic office and during the outreach visits. Among the 15 cases, 4 were full legal representation and 11 were legal consultations. The 4 full legal representations were (1 Criminal Defense  , 1 Claiming Rights, 1 Divorce , 1 Mutawaa )    The 11 legal consultations were (6 Obtaining IDs for IDPs ,1 Divorce , 1 Proving/registring Marriage  , 1  Death certificate , 1 Obtaining identification documents , 1 Assistance accessing government benefits). 
The legal consultations were given by the clinic lawyers on various legal issues to the clients approached the clinic office and met during the outreach visits. 
- Regarding the outreach visits, 3 visits were paid to Akre ,Sumel  and Shexan districts. 
The team was consisted of a lawyer and a social worker. The visits covered the courthouses, women unions and IDPs sites
- Legal clinic leaflet have been distributed during the reporting period (100) leaflets In Akre Camp.    

HARIKAR HYGIENE EDUCATION AND PROMOTION PROJECT

Harikar and PWJ staffs under the project of Hygiene Education Promotion in Duhok governorate are planning to cover the rest of the Families in Domiz Camp for ten to tent visit. Though we as Harikar staff has covered sector 1 to 30 in Domiz and the whole Akre camp, but the process will move forward toward the rest of the camp in coordination with PWJ & JPF. We are working on some workshops and we have some videos available to be used during the group meetings. The first workshop is held in Akre, around 13 women participated. Though it was the first group meeting but it was well organized and well planned. PWJ and Harikar’s Hygiene promoters run the workshop with showing the videos and discussing about the topics within as long as the conversations on the Handouts. The participants welcomed the project and got benefit of the topics and discussions because it was something new for them. Most of the topics in the videos were about the women issues specially the time of pregnancy before and after. 
In Domiz Camp we are planning to do the workshops along with the continuation of the tent to tent visit and KAP survey for few families from different sectors. The plan is to cover from sector 31 to 37 and the tents left from sector 1 to 15 which is described as Random areas till the end of August.

Plans for next week:
•    Continue Tent to tent visit in Domiz Camp
•    Workshop in Akre and Domiz camp with displaying short videos.

Legal Social Center
Due to increasing the number of divorce cases in Domiz Camp LSC session in this week was on (the responsibilities of marriage), in which the social worker explained husband's right on wife and vice versa, and the main reasons of divorcing as well as the effects of early marriage, by which the social worker attended three-days training on communicating skills and self- care techniques.

Child Friendly Space 
Child Friendly Space could enroll a number of children and youth from Domiz Camp in the various activities and lectures of the week such as: hygiene awareness, dance, listening short stories, painting, and first aids program for parents, music, sports, art crafts, and flexibility with the parents program. Children who participated and attended the activities were 700 children between the ages of (4-17). The purpose form the activities was to fill the spare time the children have and those activities were held in Kulilik and Nergiz centers at Domiz Camp.

Community Cohesion in Northern Iraq (CCNI)
-   Harikar CCNI with UNFPA


Major Achievements:
•    UNFPA Staff did 2 field visits in (Duhok, Sharya 18 Aug 2014) (Duhok, Khanke 20 Aug 2014) for 108 individuals to assess the needs of the SAS and identify the vulnerable individuals. 
•    staff of UNFPA and some volunteers of Domiz camp made Distributions to IDPs inside Duhok to 900 families
•    Staff UNFPA coordinated with DMC to distribute inside Duhok and field Assessment in Khanke and Sharya.
 
Plans for Next Week:
•    UNFPA Staff has Distribution to IDPs in Khanke to 800 families at 24 Aug 2014
•    Staff of UNFPA has filed visits in three locations in Duhok (Domiz, Faydia, and Sumel) for the SAS to identify their vulnerable individuals, women and girls.

Risks/Challenges:
•    UNFPA staff on more risk when he was talking to women psychological problems, because they accept what their spouses to a meeting with them in spite of the difficulties they're doing their job according to plan

-   Harikar CCNI with IRD

Major Achievements:
•    GTI staff conducted a meeting with IRD on Sunday at 9:00 am, at 10 August. 2014 the meeting discussed about the new scenario and rehearsals  of Duhok Group
•    In this week Miss. Ruqaya and Mr. Yousif arrived Duhok to train the actors.
•    Miss Ruqaya & Mr. Yousif conducted a meeting with Harikar staff and actors to discuss about the third scenario on Saturday at 8:00 pm,  16 Aug. 2014
•    5 days of rehearsing were conducted.  

Plans for Next Week:
•     Duhok team prepares itself for rehearsing at 26-27 Aug. 2014. Before the performance.
•    Duhok Group started the first performance on Thursday at 28 Aug. 2014 in Domiz.

Others:
•    The actors mentioned their comments on the third scenario; and they all agreed that the scenario is supposed to be about Shingar situation since they are a part of our Community.
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