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Update 25 June 2014 - Food distributions by ACTED in Khazir transit camp are ongoing. These distributions need to be coordinated with those of non-food items. In Khazir camp, 1,367 mattresses, 1,329 blankets, 362 hygiene kits, 660 water jerry cans, 340 food parcels, along with other items such as plastic sheets, trash bins, pillows, water coolers, kerosene for cooking and jerry cans for kerosene, have been distributed so far for those displaced in the camp. ACTED and REACH teams have reported that the water, hygiene and sanitation situation in Khazir transit camp is poor especially in terms of water supply and due to harsh environmental conditions. ACTED teams remain fully mobilised with ongoing distributions to respond to urgent needs of…
Handicap International has expanded its team in Iraq in order to provide support to the most vulnerable people. Their first priority is to identify families in distress before supplying them with aid appropriate to their needs.“I came across sick people whose lives were in danger simply because they couldn’t get access treatments available just a few kilometres from where they were,” says Benedetta Di Cintio, Handicap International’s head of mission in Iraq. Benedetta spent several days visiting displaced people, thousands of whom have been fleeing fighting in the centre of the country. They include families who, in order to escape the violence, had to leave their homes within a matter of hours. “What really struck me were the families of…
MCC is helping people in Iraq and neighboring countries who have been uprooted because of ongoing conflict by providing material resources and other assistance. MCC also is urging people to call on U.S. lawmakers to oppose military intervention in Iraq. June 24, 2014 AKRON, Pa. – As armed conflict forces Iraqis from their homes, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is providing vital items for daily life and is planning with partner organizations for an ongoing response. MCC also is calling on U.S. lawmakers to oppose military intervention in Iraq and instead to send humanitarian aid for the U.N.-estimated 1.9 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country. After the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) took over the city…
24 Jun 2014
PROTECTION ASSISTANCE AND REINTEGRATION CENTER (PARC) IN CAMP & NON-CAMP AREAS/ UNHCR PROGRAM - PARC team did filed visit in non-camp area for 9 families/32 individuals and their needs were identified. - PARC referred 4 different cases of SAS and old refugees to different institutions that Harikar has coordination with for providing them with assistance and services. - Legal assistance has been provided for 12 cases of camp and non-camp Syrian Asylum Seekers and Turkish refugees. - PARC/Akre team visited the school in Akre for the purpose of following up the process of examinations. - PARC/Akre team met with Rise Foundation for hiring some laborers and the team provided them with a list of names. - PARC/Akre team followed up…
An estimated 180 families are displaced in Duhok city and 1,200 families in Chamchamal due to recent fighting. 273 tents have been set up so far with a constant influx of internally displaced people in KRI. On the 18th of June, water trucking and solid waste collection activities were put in place. Khazir camp in Erbil where ACTED teams are fully mobilized, has an expected capacity of 7,500 people (1,500 families). In Kalak camp in Erbil, preparations have been done for distributions of jerry cans and food parcels to 80 families. Hospitals in Mosul are reportedly no longer accessible to the public, and schools and mosques have been converted into makeshift clinics to tend to the injured and chronically ill.…
Iraq’s ongoing displacement crisis has intensified over the past two weeks as Mosul city and many parts of Salahaddin and Diyala have fallen under the control of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Iraq now faces its worst humanitarian crisis since 2006, with hundreds of thousands of Iraqis fleeing their homes in search of safety.Relief International is rapidly mobilizing in Khasir Camp at the Erbil-Ninewa border and Garmawa at the Duhok-Ninewa border to provide protection services, and as water, sanitation and hygiene services to those in need.In both camps, Relief International’s protection team will prevent gender-based violence and offer assistance to survivors through raising awareness, identifying cases of concerns, making referrals and tracking cases. Our sanitation and hygiene team…