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.
On 12 November 2017 an earthquake with 7.2 magnitude affected east and south of Halabja Governorate, as well as Sulaimanya, Erbil and Duhok with magnitude of 4.2. Despite of the human casualties, many houses and buildings have been damaged. More details..
So far, one hundred sixty-eight thousand and three hundred seventy-two (168,372) civilians have been displaced from Kirkuk, Khanaqin, Khurmatu, Zummar and Rabea to Kurdistan Region; (84,000 arrived in Erbil, 78,372 arrived in Slemani and 6000 arrived in Duhok and Zakho from Zummar and Rabea). More details..
Until July 2017, among the (710) custom clearance requests, the OSS cleared (6,785) metric ton of cargo and shipments arrived at the Ibrahim Khalil border and Erbil International Airport, that values $117,199,582. More details..
Karim Sinajri, Minister of Interior received the European Union delegation headed by Mr. Ramon Blecua, the EU ambassador to Iraq and the Head of Middle East and North Africa Development Unit Ms. Raffaella Iodice. The Meeting attended by Hoshang Mohamed, Director General of the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre. More details..
In a ceremony attended by the Director General of the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC), Hoshang Mohamed, and Dr. Omar al-Kandari, the Consul General of the State of Kuwait in Erbil, the Kuwaiti humanitarian assistance being handed over to the KRG’s JCC. More details..
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