The Kurdistan Region currently hosts more than 1 million of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and refugees; 787,705 IDPs and 264,720 Syrian refugees.
A UN delegation headed by Mrs. Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights for the Internally Displaced Persons and accompanied delegation visited the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC).
Both sides exchanged views on the current situation and the ways forward to help the IDPs and finding synergies to support the IDPs, refugees and the return process and stabilization.
The German delegation visited the Kurdistan Region to see the current situation so that they tailor their assistance accordingly. They reiterated the German’s support and appreciated the role of the KRG and the JCC. More details..
After four years of the genocide, the Yezidis are still living in displacement and are suffering from the consequences of the atrocities committed by ISIS. The Yezidis are hosted in Kurdistan Region and majority are living with the host communities. More details..
In the meeting, JCC Director General highlighted the JCC’s activities and achievements since its establishment in 2015 and briefed them about the progress made regarding the implementation of the Strategic plan for establishing disaster and crisis management system in Kurdistan in which the UK has been a steady supporter through UNDP since 2015. More details..
This medical assistance comes at a time, when the health partners have closed several health facilities and support to the displaced people and they have decided to close all other health services if the required funds are not provided. More details..
Mr. Mohamed also explained the KRG’s humanitarian policies towards the IDPs and refugees, reiterating the government’s continued support for the displaced people as well as the work of the local and the international NGOs in providing support to them, and encouraged the INGOs to focus more on the vulnerable IDPs and refugees rather than focusing on one area or province for delivering the humanitarian assistance. More details..
The Kurdistan Region currently hosts 1.3 million of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and refugees, including 30 percent of Iraq IDPs numbering (1,110,300 persons) and 97 percent of Syrian refugees numbering (277,608 persons). More details..
The meeting focused on the current capacity and preparedness on all sectors and the coordination challenges. All the aspects of the response, ways and mechanisms discussed in detail to ensure well-coordinated efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to the displaced people and new arrivals in the Kurdistan Region. More details..
The meeting discussed the situation of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) who have been displaced to the Kurdistan Region following the occupation of Mosul city and the military operation to liberate the city. The meeting also discussed the challenges and difficulties before the return of the IDPs to their areas and working on removing such challenges to allow voluntary and dignified return of the IDPs. More details..
Ms. Jolie thanked the Kurdistan Regional Government and the People of Kurdistan for hosting such a large number of the displaced people and continuing to support them. She said that the Kurdistan Region has played a very good role in supporting these vulnerable people and is a model for this kind of humanitarian assistance. More details..
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