The Kurdistan Region currently hosts more than 1.5 million of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and refugees, numbering (1,123,177 IDPs) and 97 percent of Syrian refugees numbering (272,196 persons).
During 2018, IDPs and refugees continued to flee their homes; 28,487 IDPs, mostly from Nineveh province, and 3,795 refugees from Syria sought refuge in the Kurdistan Region.
Minister Sinjari extended his gratitude to THW for the successful coordination and cooperation that has been established with the JCC, stating that “we are delighted with the level of coordination and cooperation between THW and JCC,” and requested continued support and cooperation of THW, especially in terms of implementing strategic plan for establishment of a Disaster and Crisis Management System in the Kurdistan Region. More details..
Duhok Governorate and German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) signed a memorandum of understanding to implement several service projects in the province as part of the QUDRA program funded by the European Union and will be implemented by the GIZ. More details..
The Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC), held its regular monthly Humanitarian Coordination Forum in Erbil to discuss the priorities in dealing with the humanitarian crisis in the Kurdistan Region and challenges surrounding the Mosul humanitarian consequences and the process of returnees of the IDPs and displacement. More details..
The Migration and displacement is not a new phenomenon for us, the Kurdish people, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Since the creation of Iraq in 1921 and forcefully annexing Kurdistan to Iraq, we as Kurds have faced oppression, tyranny and displacement at the hands of the successive regimes in Iraq from the monarchy to republican and until the fall of Saddam’s regime in 2003. During this period, the people of Kurdistan had faced displacement dozens of times. And until now many Kurdish diaspora in the west died and haven’t had the chance to return home. More details..
The current security developments, the level of destruction of the public and private properties and civic infrastructures in the liberated areas, as well as the lack of funding and clear strategy do not seem encouraging at all for the IDPs and refugees to go back to their homes in the near future.Therefore, there is an immediate need to focus on the resilience of the IDPs, refugees and host communities. More details..
H.E. Mr. Karim Sinjari, received Mr. Tobias Ellwood; the England’s Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East and North Africa and his accompanying delegation at the Ministry of Interior. More details..
In the meeting, the coordination and cooperation among the partners highly valued to respond to the ongoing displacement from Mosul and providing humanitarian assistance to the IDPs in the camps and those who have stayed in their homes in the liberated areas. More details..
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