13 Oct 2014

Islamic Relief - Activity Update

Monday, 13 October 2014
In Kirkuk, Islamic Relief is implementing a WFP programme to distribute Food Rations to 16,000 IDP families. This programme has been ongoing for three months. On the second day of Eid, Islamic Relief started to distribute 1000 bags of fresh meat to the most vulnerable IDPs & host community in Erbil. Each bag contained 2 kg of lamb meat. In the Shaqlawa District in the governorate of Erbil, Islamic Relief also distributed 1000 bags of fresh meat on the second day of Eid. Moreover they distributed 805 bags of children clothes to the IDP families in Shaqlawa.
lmost 6,000 internally displaced persons have received core relief items, distributed by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in the city of Diyalla, East of Baghdad, ahead of the Eid holidays in Iraq, which ran from 4 - 9 October. Fighting has forced millions to flee their homes in Iraq since December 2014. “We made a real breakthrough and I am sure the IDPs are breathing a sigh of relief. This is the first relief assistance for the many IDPs in and around Ba’aquba, living out of camp settings,” says Basil Khudair, DRC’s Protection Team Leader. The province of Diyalla, situated north-east of Baghdad, is currently hosting around 13,000 IDP families. Most of them fled from areas where fighting is taking…
07 Oct 2014
Qandil has issued it's first newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to raise awareness about the current humanitarian crises and the urgent needs of the extremely vulnerable communities that have, in recent years and months, settled in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in their search for refuge. The newsletter will shed light on the wide range of the humanitarian relief activities in the Kurdistan Region that the hundreds of QANDIL staff have been carrying with great support from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to help the 1.8 million refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).Please find attached the newsletter below: 
01 Oct 2014
Handicap International brings help to the Syrian refugees and the internally displaced people in Iraq, in both governorates of Erbil and Dohuk. Handicap International has launched an emergency response to support the most vulnerable people in camps and urban areas of the Dohuk and Erbil governorates - including people with disabilities, injuries or chronic diseases as well as older people. The association brings assistance to the Syrian refugees within the camps as well as to the internally displaced people who found refuge in urban areas and camps. Handicap International assesses and analyses the needs of the most vulnerable ones, help them to access humanitarian relief services, referring them to other NGO’s and associations when necessary and deliver assistance such as…
This update highlights the Danish Refugee Council’s humanitarian intervention, to assist the displacement- affected population in Iraq. This update covers activities conducted from DRC’s operational hubs in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region for the period 21 – 27 September, 2014 In the Kurdistan Region • Camp coordination continues in Bajet Kandala (BK) 1 and 2. The two camps are visited 3 times in a week. • Distribution activities in KRI for this week include: 1,000 hygiene kits, 1,000 food parcels and 2,000 blankets to a total of 1,000 families in Jassa village. Also, 703 Solar Lanterns and 74 Tarpaulin were provided to 700 families still living under tents without electricity in Zahro, Wargaha Dalal Camp, In South/Central Iraq • Distribution…
The Danish emergency organisation Mission East has established a team of emergency aid experts on the ground in Northern Iraq which is currently witnessing one the largest humanitarian crises in the world. The team will secure clean water, food and shelter for internally displaced Christians and Yazidis in the Dohuk Governorate.Thousands of Christian and Yazidi families have fled from their homes in recent months in Northern Iraq due to religious and ethnic persecution. Mission East is working to provide them with basic humanitarian aid. “Up until now Mission East has distributed food to 1100 Christians and emergency packages to 400 Yazidis located in the Dohuk Governorate. However, the establishment of an operational unit inside Iraq shows the long term humanitarian…