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 meeting discussed the situation of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) who have been displaced to the Kurdistan Region following the occupation of Mosul city and the military operation to liberate the city. The meeting also discussed the challenges and difficulties before the return of the IDPs to their areas and working on removing such challenges to allow voluntary and dignified return of the IDPs. More details..
Ms. Jolie thanked the Kurdistan Regional Government and the People of Kurdistan for hosting such a large number of the displaced people and continuing to support them. She said that the Kurdistan Region has played a very good role in supporting these vulnerable people and is a model for this kind of humanitarian assistance. More details..
The Kurdistan Region currently hosts 1.3 million of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and refugees, including 30 percent of Iraq IDPs numbering (1,107,543 persons) and 97 percent of Syrian refugees numbering (211,572 persons). More details..
JCC Director General briefed the delegation about the KRG’s efforts to help the Yezidis displaced people and rescued enslaved women and kids and find the whereabouts of the missing persons. More details..
We would like to alert to the federal government and international community that without increased funding, the KRG and our national and international partners will not be able to cope with the pressure and make crucial assistance and services available to the refugee population. More details..
After detailed discussion on the matter in terms of technical, human rights and expertise, Minister Sinjari proposed four key points as the foundation for the joint working framework which endorsed by the ICMP and the meeting participants. More details..
The Dutch delegation expressed readiness for continued cooperation with the KRG and provide assistance for the vulnerable people to the host communities and IDPs and support their return to the liberated areas. More details..
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