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.
Before to the establishment of the OSS, customs clearance requests were taking three weeks or more to process, with exceptional cases sometimes taking months, while the OSS has reduced the time to clear any file below ten working days. More details..
The meeting was dedicated to discussing the current critical issues such as humanitarian crisis of the internally displaced people and their needs for food, health services, kerosene, tents and the obstacles in front of the return and the issue of coming back to camps after return. The Sinjar district and Yezidi displaced people need and the required conditions to return such as reconstruction and renovation were among the agenda points. And also, the preparedness for the predicted new waves of refugees from Syrian to Iraq and Kurdistan Region. More details..
The aim of the workshop is to introduce the main principles and objectives of the CIMIC coordination to the civil and military services during the times of emergencies and crisis and disasters. More details..
In a meeting, they discussed the humanitarian situation of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and refugees as well as the return of the IDPs to their areas of origin. They also exchanged views on the humanitarian needs, coordination and cooperation between the KRG’s Ministry of Interior and the UN agencies as well as the process of the reconstruction and stabilization in the liberated areas. More details..
Currently the KRG is the host of 249,293 Syrian, 9,080 Turkish, 13,071 Iranian, and 752 Palestinian refugees. Contrary to popular perception, the majority of IDPs and refugees live with the host communities in the Region, while only 37 percent living in the 38 camps. 50 percent of the total displaced population live in Erbil, 31 percent in Duhok, and 19 percent in Slemani. More details..
The Kurdistan Region currently hosts more than 1.5 million of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and refugees, numbering (1,123,177 IDPs) and 97 percent of Syrian refugees numbering (272,196 persons). More details..
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. More details..
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