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 Director General of Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC), Hoshang Mohamed, received the Mr. Klaus-Jurgen Hedrich, President of Help Organization, and former German parliament member, and Ms. Lisa Hilleke, country director of HELP in Kurdistan Region and Iraq. More details..
In the conference were attended the Representatives of the Government of Iraq, the United Nations, European Union institutions, EU member states, members of the European and Iraqi Parliaments and Iraqi and international civil society organizations to discuss options for Ninewa Governorate and other retaken areas in the aftermath of ISIS expulsion from Iraqi territory. More details..
The Advisory Team commended the good coordination and cooperation between the partners to respond to the issue of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and delivering humanitarian assistance to the civilians fleeing the conflict areas in Mosul. More details..
The Director General explained the JCC Strategic Plan to establish a disaster and crisis management system which was endorsed by the KRG cabinet, and stated that JCC continues to need the support and cooperation of the THW, especially in the coming years to implement the strategic plan. More details..
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..
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