As the people of Iraq face a deepening humanitarian crisis, Islamic Relief has delivered vital aid to Christian families that have fled their homes in Mosul. An estimated 500,000 people in the governorate of Ninewa were displaced when fighting broke out in June. Most recently, thousands of Christian families were forced from the country’s second-largest city by armed fighters. Reportedly leaving with only the clothes they stood in, some are seeking safety in Iraqi-Kurdistan, whilst others have fled to the east of Ninewa – where many are sheltering in churches, schools, and unfinished buildings. Foodpacks for displaced Christian families As part of our Ramadan distribution in the conflict-torn country, Islamic Relief provided 1,500 Christian families with parcels packed with essential…
More than a million people in northern Iraq are fleeing the violence of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist militia. The refugees lack shelter, food, drinking water and health care. Caritas has been active in this region for many years and is providing emergency relief totalling one million Swiss francs.The Islamist terror group Islamic State (IS), which until the end of June 2014 called itself ISIS, advanced into northern Iraq in August 2014. Hundreds of thousands of people, predominantly Christians, Yazidis and Shias, have fled from the area around the towns of Alqosh, Bartella and Qaraqosh. According to estimates given by UN-OCHA, approximately 1.45 million people have been displaced around the country, including 220,000 Syrians who have sought refuge in Iraq…
27 Oct 2014
71 Household (HH) surveys and Key Informant (KI) interviews were conducted in Erbil city between 15th and 29th of September 2014. The assessment targeted refugees and IDPs in urban non-camp settings. The assessment’s main objective was to identify shelter specific winterization needs in order to inform winterization programme design and subsequent implementation. Main findings suggest that although refugees and IDPs living in individual housing have better access to personal winterization assets than IDPs living in communal buildings, they tend to have greater needs in terms of shelter. By contrast, IDPs and refugees who currently live in communal finished buildings—such as churches and mosques, schools, hotels or partly constructed buildings—have access to better-insulated shelter than do refugees or IDPs who occupy…
On October 11 and 13, ACDI/VOCA, with Civil Society Organization (CSO) partners in Dahuk, Diyala, Erbil, and Sulaymaniyah cities, co-hosted four events in recognition of International Day of the Girl (IDG) 2014, which took place on October 11. The events focused on the unique challenges girls face in their lives, and highlighted how positive interventions for girls, particularly in education, can both prevent and address gender-based discrimination, inequity, and violence. The overall goal of the IDG events was to express solidarity with the global work for girl’s empowerment as well as reflect on the gender contexts of ACDI/VOCA’s work. Participants at the four events included local government representatives, female civil society activists, secondary school/university students aged 16-24, and CSO representatives…
22 Oct 2014
A mobile team of QANDIL Swedish Humanitarian Aid Organization provides Protection and Legal Assistance to the 250 displaced families from Sinjar settled at the Harsham IDP Camp, north of Erbil.
20 Oct 2014
PROTECTION ASSISTANCE AND REINTEGRATION CENTER (PARC) IN CAMP & NON- CAMP AREAS/ UNHCR PROGRAM • PARC Protection and Community service team monitored the newly arrived refugees from Kobane in Ibrahim Khalil throughout the week to monitor and to assess their needs. • Providing SAS from camp and non-camp areas with legal assistance by PARC lawyers; (2) received cases, (0) resolved case and (2) legal advice cases. • The total clients/cases received by HAIKAR-WLC/Domiz and Gawilan camps were (142), (45) cases of them were GBV cases while the other (97) cases were NON-GBV. Please find full report attached below: