Handicap International launched in June an emergency response for rapid support to specific needs of People with Disabilities and Injuries within the displaced populations that fled the conflicts in Iraq. Around 300,000 people left the conflict areas after the fall of Mosul (second largest Iraqi city) and looked for safe haven in Northern Iraq where the organization was already active over the past years. Handicap International focuses on the identification of special needs, development of individual rehabilitation action plans, referral of identified cases as per individual special needs and provision of mobility aids and assistive devices. Handicap International also providestechnical support to the other humanitarian actors for ensuring a more inclusive emergency response. After a week, already 164 cases were…
03 Aug 2014
HARIKAR NGO DUHOK GOVERNORATE WEEKLY REPORT 20-24 JULY 2014 PROTECTION ASSISTANCE AND REINTEGRATION CENTER (PARC) IN CAMP & NON-CAMP AREAS/ UNHCR PROGRAM • PARC team did 2 field trips in (Duhok, Shakhke) and (Zhakho, Chamkork2) for 13 families/77 individuals. The most vulnerable individuals were identified and 8 cases of the interviewed SAS families were referred to different concerned NGOs and hospitals that Harikar has coordination with, to be provided with assistance and services. 5 of them were referred to registration center in Domiz camp. • Seekers (SAS) in camp and non-camp areas and in Turkish refugees settlements with legal assistance by PARC lawyers; (3) received cases, (2) resolved case and (3) legal advice cases. • Harikar community services team (CS)…
AKRON, Pa. – Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and partner organizations continue to meet needs of families displaced by conflict in Iraq with a mid-July distribution of locally purchased food and personal hygiene items. Supplies in Garmawa Camp in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq were running low when MCC and partner Zakho Small Villages Project arrived with food packages in two large trucks. The packages of rice, lentils, oil and other cooking staples, plus basic personal hygiene items such as soap, were given to more than 230 families living in the camp. They had been driven from the city of Mosul by the militant group that now calls itself Islamic State. James Fine of MCC Iraq said, “People were particularly pleased that the…
In response to the influx of displaced Iraqis into Kurdistan following the advance of ISIS, Handicap International launched an emergency response to ensure that people with disabilities, the injured, and other at-risk individuals can access essential aid and services. Handicap International plans to provide aid to 1,500 people in the districts of Dohuk and Erbil by mid-September. The organization has been present in Iraqi Kurdistan since 1991. “When tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of people need food, shelter, and care, people with disabilities and older people need even more support because they can’t move around very easily and go out in search of assistance,” says Benedetta Di Cintio, Handicap International’s head of mission in Iraq. Di Cintio…
Islamic Relief is continuing to provide essential humanitarian aid to vulnerable families forced from their homes by conflict in Iraq. An estimated 500,000 people in Ninewa were displaced when fighting broke out in June. Many moved elsewhere in the northern governorate, and large numbers of people headed to the Kurdistan region in search of safety. It is thought that families have been displaced to over 140 different locations – some as far south as Basra. Sinjar, a town north of Ninewa, has seen an influx of some 50,000 people. Most displaced families are sheltering in government buildings including a sports stadium, or in makeshift shelters with little protection from the elements. Many are without access to even basic services such…
29 Jul 2014
Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is currently assessing the situation and how to respond following the incident last week where Iraqi Christians were forced to flee Mosul after Islamist militants gave them the option of joining Islam, paying a fine, or "facing the sword”.The city of Mosul is now controlled by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). After taking over the city a message was read out in the mosques urging Christians to comply or leave the city. Christians who remained until this week had their doors marked, whilst families from many other faiths had already left in fear of segregation and punishment. It is reported that 25,000 Christians left the city which, for the first time in…