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 Kurdistan Regional Government and the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre have provided a conducive environment for the work of the UN agencies and international NGOs towards meeting the humanitarian needs of Iraqis. However, local resources remain stretched. More details..
The full speech of Excellency Karim Sinjari, KRG’s Minister of Interior at the high Level Joint Conference; between KRG and United Nations Humanitarian Country Team and the donor countries to launch HRP2018-KRI and 3RP2018 and discuss the humanitarian situation and the priority needs of the IDPs, Refugees and host communities in Kurdistan Region of Iraq, organized by Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC), Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) and UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Erbil, 10 April 2018. More details..
A number of international partners have expressed their technical and financial support to strengthen the JCC and the implementation of its 2017-2020 strategic plan to establish crisis response system in the Kurdistan Region. More details..
The purpose of the visit is to establish cooperation between the JCC and Department of Cyclone Prepared Programme in Bangladesh to see the Bangladesh’s experience and expertise in disaster management and volunteering system and how to bring the best international expertise and practices to Kurdistan Region. More details..
The national consultant is responsible for a review of the KRI legal, political, cultural and geographic factors affecting disaster and crisis management. Moreover, the national consultant will be responsible for providing sound and accurate advice and recommendations to the team leader of the study and the other experts. More details..
The purpose of the Operation Room is to establish the foundation for whole of government approach for Crisis and Disaster Management in the Kurdistan Region at both the governorate and regional levels that will include risk and threat analysis and assessment, mitigation and early warning, preparedness and response and post crisis recovery to lessen the impact of the disasters and crises on the people’s lives and activities, infrastructure and environment. More details..
The delegation included Director-General of KRG Joint Crisis Coordination Center (JCC) Hoshang Mohamed and KRG Representative to the United States Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman. Minister Sinjari was the first KRG official to visit Washington in 2018. More details..
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