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.
Currently the KRG is the host of 249,892 Syrian, 9,129 Turkish, 13,123 Iranian, and 756 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 purpose of the workshop was to introduce the basics of coordination-related issues during the times of crisis and disasters among the different mandated ministries and departments of the Kurdistan Regional Government. The workshop was the continuation of a long term programme that has been developed jointly between JCC and THW for the joint technical team formed by the JCC from the representatives of the ministries and departments. More details..
Despite the military success over ISIS, the ISIS has not ended, they are still active in many liberated areas. The ISIS and other terrorist groups continue to regroup and reorganize themselves and invent new ways and tactics to spread terror ideology targeting the young and youths to carry out terrorist activities in Iraq. More details..
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..
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