They discussed the humanitarian situation of the newly arrived Syrian Refugees in Kurdistan Region, particularly the influx of Syrian refugees to the Region following the military operations in northern Syria and its impact and consequences on the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.
In a meeting both sides discussed the humanitarian situation in the Kurdistan Region and the developments in Northern Syria and the impact and consequences for the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.
Director General of the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC), Mr. Hoshang Mohamed, received Mr. Choi Kwang-Jin, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea at the JCC headquarters in Erbil.
Finally, Mr. Hoshang on behalf of the Ministry of Interior and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) thanked all the NGOs for their presence and continued efforts to support the IDPs, asserting on the importance of providing support to the returnees. More details..
Since the defeat of ISIS, the number of international NGOs, especially those servicing in camps, have decreased, which has caused drop in services. In addition, lack of funding has been forcing the humanitarian partners in the Kurdistan Region to reduce the scale and quality for their programs for the IDPs and refugees. More details..
The Joint Crisis Coordination Centre held its regular coordination meeting to discuss the matters related to the IDPs and their numbers inside and outside camps and to update the database of IDPs and refugees in the Kurdistan Region. More details..
During the meeting, several assessments were presented by the IOM team and the JCC on the situation of the IDPs and the barriers before their return as well as facilitating their return. More details..
Mr. Hoshang and Mr. Choi discussed how to maximize the benefits of upcoming support from the Government of Korea, deciding on the best course of action to avoid technical issues and deliver the assistance to the most number of beneficiaries as possible. More details..
he Kurdistan Region currently hosts more than 1.5 million of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and refugees, numbering (1,124,423 IDPs) and 97 percent of Syrian refugees numbering (273,543 persons) More details..
As highlighted, the displacement continued throughout the 2019 and still people are compelled to leave their areas for security, livelihood, and economic reasons and come to the Kurdistan, in March 2019, as many as 946 IDPs and refugees entered the Kurdistan Region. Nearly 932 of them were IDPs and 14 were Syrian refugees. Additionally, up to 941 internally displaced persons and Syrian refugees have left the Kurdistan Region in March 2019; either returning to their places of origin in the liberated areas or migrated to Europe and other countries legally and through other means. More details..
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