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.
The medical assistance is worth of (300,000 USD) and it is the most needed medicine and pharmaceutical items. It is worth to mention that it has been for the fourth year, the Republic of South Korea provides such medical aids to support KRG’s humanitarian efforts in the health sector. More details..
Both sides discussed the needs of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs), refugees and the host communities in the Kurdistan Region and particularly providing them with the humanitarian assistance, mainly the food items. More details..
The Kurdistan Regional Government and the Humanitarian Community will continue to coordinate humanitarian assistance to continue responding to the needs and challenges faced by displaced people and returnees across the region. More details..
After the KRG Council of Ministers approved and endorsed the Strategic plan on May 2017, JCC started to implement the strategy and drafting a law for disaster and crisis management is one of the key components of the strategy. UNDP has supported JCC in this process through secondment of experts and funding the process. More details..
Alarmed by the threat to the welfare and food security of displaced populations, the Kurdistan Regional Government calls upon the federal government and the international community to prevent a potential humanitarian tragedy by allocating needed resources. More details..
The purpose of the strategy is to upgrade and promote the current Civil Defense Institute in the Ministry of Interior to become centre of excellence to train and build capacities of all government and non-government stakeholders in crisis and disaster management. More details..
The Kurdistan Region currently hosts 1.4 million of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and refugees, including 30 percent of Iraq IDPs numbering (1,196,007 persons) and 97 percent of Syrian refugees numbering (280,176 persons). More details..
JCC Director General was invited to the conference by the Germany’s Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) as one the JCC’s key partners. Kurdistan was presented as a successful case in managing humanitarian crisis. More details..
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