The Kurdistan Region currently hosts more than 1 million of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and refugees; 787,705 IDPs and 264,720 Syrian refugees.
A UN delegation headed by Mrs. Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights for the Internally Displaced Persons and accompanied delegation visited the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC).
Both sides exchanged views on the current situation and the ways forward to help the IDPs and finding synergies to support the IDPs, refugees and the return process and stabilization.
The meeting focused on the humanitarian needs and challenges facing the IDPs both inside and outside of camps. The meeting also discussed funding shortages as well as voluntary return of the IDPs to their areas of origin. More details..
Now JCC is working on several other projects within the framework of the strategic plan including establishing rapid response teams, volunteering system, development of software for electronic management of logistic centers and visualization of the threat and risk matrix for the Kurdistan Region. More details..
Then, both sides discussed the current humanitarian situation in the Kurdistan Region and ways of improving cooperation between both sides to ensure effective assistance delivery to the vulnerable people. The main obstacles in front of the return of the IDPs their place of origin also discussed. More details..
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..
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