Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid is a leading Iraqi NGO, founded in 2004 with a goal to save lives and preserve human dignity. Mercy Hands is headquartered in Baghdad, and has four satellite offices in Babil, Karbala, Salah al-Din and Erbil Governorates. According to our 2015 - 2016 Work Strategy, Mercy Hands is currently active in the following humanitarian sectors: emergency aid, civil society and democratization, peace-building, protection, and health. For more information, please visit the Mercy Hands website: FULL REPORT CAN BE DOWNLOADED BELOW.
19 Jan 2018
Judy is an independence and non-profit organization, has established in 2012 and working in the field of humanitarian relief and development of refugees and IDPs in KR-I. Judy Organization has implemented education in emergencies centers since 2013.These centers provides learning, recreational activities, inside and outside activities, protection and health services.    Judy is implementing Turaq learning center 2 for refugees and IDPs now. Turaq Learning Center 2 for refugee and IDP children: is a learning and recreational center for Syrian refugee and IDP children in Turaq – Erbil. The center provides no formal education for Primary stage. The center provides learning services, recreational activities, inside and outside activities, psychosocial and health services. 400 students attend the center. The project is for…
18 Jan 2018
Please find attached a very useful socio- economic survey produced by Handicap International, which focuses on the impact of mine/ERW/IED contamination in Hawija district. Given the current situation in Hawija, and following request from partners on the current contamination situation in the area, this recently finalized survey aims to shed some light to this vital issue. The objective of the survey was to collect and analyze primary and secondary data in order to highlight the scope of the mine/ERW/IED problem for IDPs, set mine action priorities and make recommendations for future actions to support a safer return process to Hawija District.
18 Jan 2018
ARTICLE - IRAQ From tents to the delivery room: Giving Syrian refugees in Iraq a safe place to give birth Midwife Abla Ali despaired as she crouched on the floor of the tent. The baby’s shoulder was stuck and the mother had been in labour for hours. Abla had no equipment or extra support, just her bare hands. She summoned all her strength and eventually pulled the small baby into the world. The year was 2013 and Abla had just arrived in Domiz Refugee Camp in northern Iraq. She fled Syria with her family when the fighting started in their city. A neighbour’s house was bombed and collapsed, killing everyone inside. Abla says they were lucky to be alive but…
18 Jan 2018
MEDIA RELEASE 10 January 2018 Reducing stigma is key to helping displaced people in Sulaymaniyah recover from trauma Eliminating stigma around mental health is crucial for helping internally displaced people in the Sulaymaniyah area to recover from the decades of violence they have witnessed, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today. “MSF started working in Sulaymaniyah in 2015 when a huge influx of people escaping violence in their towns and cities arrived in the area,” Carla Brooijmans, MSF’s Head of Mission in Iraq, said. “We identified mental health as a key need as many internally displaced people had witnessed very traumatic events and needed support. There was also a stigma attached to mental health, which meant many…
16 Jan 2018
Rehabilitation, Education and Community Health (REACH) is a non-governmental, non-profit and independent Iraqi organization, conducting its activities in Diyala, Kirkuk, Erbil, Duhok, Ninevah and Sulaimaniya governorates of Iraq. REACH provides humanitarian aid to IDPs, refugees and host communities, by assisting and supporting their efforts to make a difference in their lives and developing their capacity to respond to emergencies with the support of partner agencies. Please find the Monthly Progress Report for December, 2017 attached below.
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