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.
The meeting discussed the current efforts to strengthen disaster and crisis management institutional capacities, needs and priorities for the Kurdistan Region and the federal government including establishing volunteering system. After a detailed exchange of views on the developments and needs, all sides agreed on an action plan to be developed for potential THW’s support for the JCC and JCMC.
The JCC is the leading institution for the DRM capacity development and roll out of an effective DRM strategy and plan. This will take realistically a few years’ time.
In his speech, Minister Sinjari highlighted the factors behind violence and continued spread of the extremist ideology and emergence of terrorist groups.
H.E Mr. Karim Sinjari, the Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Peshmerga Affairs, received Miss Marie-Claude Bibeau, the Canadian Minister for International Development and the accompanying delegation at the Ministry of Interior. More details..
Representatives of the organizations gave a brief overview of their activities in Kurdistan and exchanged views on how to best address the needs of the host and the guest communities as well as the newly liberated areas. More details..
KRG is struggling to absorb and care for tens of thousands of Mosul residents fleeing the ongoing operations to liberate the city from ISIS terrorists, in addition to the 1.8 million people who had previously fled. More details..
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