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The conflict in Anbar has caused almost 400.000 internally displaced (IDP) on top the 1 million already in displacement in Iraq. In the capital of Baghdad the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been able to reachsome of the most vulnerable IDP’s with cash assistance. Over the last one month, DRC started its protection monitoring project in Baghdad aiming to mitigate the adverse effects of displacement; attributed to the loss of legal and social rights, as well as the lack of access to basic services. The project, targeting 2,000 IDP families is concentrated in five communities of Baghdad, namely Al Ghazaliya, Hettin, Amereya, Adameya and Al Khadra. “With a rapidly increasing number of IDP’s and new waves of displacement to more…
22 Apr 2014
REACH activities in the last two weeks: Apr 6 - Apr 20, 2014. - Conducting 4 Health Awareness Training for total 190 Syrain femal refuges in Sulaimaniya and Erbil Porvince. - Establishing 2 gardens (200m2) in Sarqalla and Gobtapa villages – Sangaw district – Sulaimaniya Province. And designate them to poor families to be a source of income. This 2 gardens will benefit Families in the area as general and will have the impact on people to depend more on local products and will lead to strengthening the infrastructure. - Maintaining 5 plastic houses that were destroyed with wind in Kanishaetan area – Suliamniya province, planting 1300 plants and putting the irrigation system for nearly 20 acres field. - Preparation…
22 Apr 2014
PROTECTION ASSISTANCE IN CAMP & NON-CAMP AREAS SYRIAN RESPONSE & REGULAR PROGRAM - PARC team did 3 field visits in Summel/Shahidan, Duhok/Zirka, and Duhok Khabat. During the 3 visits, the team interviewed 31 families (138 individuals), and there needs were identified. - PARC team did 7 assessment visits for refugees in Hussainya, Daratoo, Malabirwan and Balqos. During the week 388 families were interviewed and main issues were identified and information was collected to be shared with UNHCR and REACH Organization for livelihood programs. - 21 Different cases of SAS and old refugees were referred to different institutions theta Harikar has coordination with for providing them with assistance and services. - Legal assistance has been provided for 11 cases of camp…
21 Apr 2014
DRC Humanitarian Intervention DRC is implementing key services in the sectors of WASH, Shelter, Protection, distribution of Core Relief Items (CRI/NFI), Camp Coordination and Camp Management, and Livelihoods. In the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), DRC is supporting the Syrian emergency response targeting refugees in both camp and non-camp communities, as well as a selected case load of extremely vulnerable beneficiaries from the host communities. In the other parts of Iraq, DRC is working to assist Internally Displaced People and in particular female headed households, the chronically ill and households of majority children under ten. New developments: In KRI Livelihoods In Erbil and Duhok governorates, DRC conducted a series of training sessions on Small Business Development for 134 beneficiaries (100…
17 Apr 2014
UIMS in collaboration with UNHCR visited the IDPs families in Al-Qaim for the 2nd time, and distributed medications to a number of chronic diseases patients from IDPs families. UIMS also distributed five wheelchairs for the disabled from the IDPs families in Al-Qaim
The Iraqi association For Human rights in Basra is working on supporting the electoral process and encouraging citizens to participate in the fields of democracy and elections. The following report attached talks about the current and future activities of the association. It addresses mainly the establishment of electoral awareness seminars to vitalize the role of citizens and their participation in the parliamentary electoral process. Moreover, it addressed primary issues including; administrative corruption, false promises in election campaigns, lack of services, etc. In addition, it includes a ratiocination regarding citizens that refrain from voting or are reluctant to vote. The report also presented solutions to the aforementioned issues. Note: The following report is written in Arabic.