KRG, GoI and UNCT singed a mandate to form a joint working group for Ninewa Humanitarian Response

                                                                                   

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, 13 October, 2016

The KRG Minister of Interior, H.E. Karim Sinjari, the Iraqi Minister of Migration and Displaced, H.E. Dr Jasim Mohamed, and The Humanitarian Coordinator, H.E. Lise Grande signed a mandate to form a joint working group composed of the Government of Iraq (GoI) represented by Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MoDM), Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) represented by Ministry of Interior and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) represented by OCHA.

The Joint Working Group at the Regional (KRI) and Federal level (Iraq) will be composed of the Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MoDM) represented by the Director General of the Regional Office, Ministry of Interior, represented by the Director General of the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC), and Humanitarian Country Team will be represented by the Head Office of OCHA and the JWG works directly under the guidance and supervision of the KRG Minister of Interior, the Iraqi Minister of Migration and Displacement, and the Humanitarian Coordinator.

While the Joint Working Group at the Provincial level will work under the direct leadership, chair and supervision of the respective governors in Erbil, Duhok and Slemani at the operational and technical levels to ensure well-coordinated preparedness and response to the predictable humanitarian emergency due to the Ninewa liberation Operation.

In recent months, the Joint Humanitarian Contingency Plan and the Ninewa Flash Appeal, both preparedness documents have been published with clear indication of humanitarian consequences resulting from the Ninewa Liberation Operation and resources required for preparedness and effective response to save lives of the civilians. The predictable large influx of people requires all partners to work together to ensure better coordination and optimum utilization of available resources to deal with the consequences in order to reduce the impact of the crisis.

All partners are required and expected to support and work directly with the Joint Working Group under the guidance of the respective governors to increase effectiveness and efficiency in response to the humanitarian crisis and to better mobilize and utilize the available resources from all partners.