The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the current humanitarian situation of the IDPs and refugees in the Kurdistan Region and the coordination challenges that face humanitarian partners.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the humanitarian situation in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq and the impact of recent developments on delivering humanitarian assistance to the vulnerable.
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..
The workshop aimed to prepare airports personnel to handle the logistical situations in post-disasters. The five-day workshop provided training to 30 staff from Erbil and Slemani International airports and employees from relevant government agencies. The attendees jointly identified the areas that could potentially serve as key locations for disaster logistics operations in the two airports, the workshop also evaluated the airports’ capacities for processing high volumes of passengers, cargos and warehousing relief supplies. More details..
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