Nearly one month after violence erupted in Mosul on June 10th, more than 10,000 people fled the city, most of them seeking refuge in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. ACTED teams have been mobilised since day 1 in Khazir and Kalak camps, where they are pursuing food and basic non food item distributions to displaced people. ACTED also manages distributions within urban communities and host communities, supported by REACH teams, who are mapping displaced peoples' locations and assessing their needs, for more efficient distributions and to better inform and coordinate the humanitarian response.
09 Jul 2014
Corrdination: Participating in 3 coordination meeting conducted to assist the new Iraqi arrival IDPs to Sulaimaniya province after June 4th, 2014. Preparation and coordination for Participatory Poverty Assessment projects for 10 villages in Sulaimaniya province. Coordination meetings with Kurdistan regional universities and Higher Study Committee for Scientific Researches in the purpose of conducting a number of training and lectures for public to increase the awareness about the climate change and also preparation to modify specific laws about environment through Parliament members and other legal specialists. Capacity Building: Conducting 8 Health Awareness Training for total 400 Syrian female refugees in Sulaimaniya and Erbil Province pluse distributing Hygiene Kits on all the participants. Conducting 3 training for farmers for 68 farmers in…
The expansion of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) in the past month has increased the challenges faced by communities in Ninawa, Salaheddin, Anbar, and Diyala provinces. With the continued and spreading violence, the need for aid and protection is more urgent than ever before. The conditions of families displaced by this violence are appalling, and the deaths of children from heat and lack of water and food have been widely reported by international organizations. This violence has caused massive waves of internal migration and displacement, particularly from the Ninawa and Salah Al-Din provinces. Tens of thousands of the men, women and children who have been forced to flee their homes have headed to Dohuk and Erbil…
On Sunday 06 July 2014, the situation in Baharka IDP camp on the outskirts of Erbil was reported as being critical in terms of food and water provision. It became clear that approximately 1100 IDPs were without food and that they would not eat that night unless food was brought to them. Rise Foundation found out about the gap in food provision late in the afternoon. The Rise Foundation determined that this was an emergency situation and so began planning an emergency relief effort. As well as lacking food supplies the camp also lacks cooking facilities. Therefore the Rise Foundation had to provide hot meals that were ready to eat on distribution. These were ordered from restaurants from 18:00. By…
Essential supplies of food, water and fuel are running dangerously low as thousands more people flee ongoing fighting in Iraq and the harsh summer heat intensifies the risks they face far from home. Our team will distribute desperately-needed emergency supplies this week to thousands of families who are seeking shelter wherever they can — overcrowded homes, schools, mosques, or even out in the open. We’re working in areas bordering the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, where some 500,000 escaped for safety after the battle for Mosul, the first large city to fall to insurgents earlier this month. New reports indicate that number has risen to more than 640,000 in the last few weeks as more cities fall to insurgents, and…
"I would like to leave Iraq and go somewhere else, to any peaceful country. The troubles started here a long time ago, back in the late seventies, and since then we have only had short peaceful intervals,” said Faisal, father of 14, who recently fled from Salah Al-Din to Khazir Transit Camp 20 days ago. "My house was completely destroyed," he said. “All I have today is what IOM has given us, these mattresses, blankets pillows, and a cooking stove" among some other supplies. Holding his youngest son in his arms, Faisal added with resignation, “I would like to go back to my city and rebuild my home, but I am afraid that we will not have peace for a…