02 Jun 2015
NCCI organizes monthly general coordination meetings in its offices in Baghdad and Erbil. At these meetings NGOs and other relevant actors involved in the humanitarian response in Iraq convene to share information, coordinate their operations and develop common action points on issues pertaining to the current emergency. On 27th of May a general coordination meeting, attended by 22 local and international NGOs, was held at NCCI’s office in Erbil. The meeting started with a presentation on the inter-agency-IDP call center, which will function as a communication channel between IDPs and humanitarian actors. This call-center will allow IDPs to issue complaints and ask questions about the available humanitarian services. The center will start its operations in Erbil and Kerbala, and will…
02 Jun 2015
In 2015, the IDP crisis in Iraq is becoming even more complicated due to new waves of displacement, and secondary or tertiary displacements to locations that are more secure, and where more services are provided. The most recent example is the displacement wave from Anbar to several provinces, especially Baghdad. Several national NGOs are active in Baghdad, and try to provide increasing aid to these displaced persons, even though their resources are limited and their capacities are stretched. NCCI supports these local NGOs through coordination and information sharing with international actors and by building their capacities. Driven by its mandate NCCI, in partnership with UNICEF, started a project in which 10 NNGOs from Baghdad and Anbar will be trained to…
26 May 2015
On Tuesday 19th May NCCI organized a safety and security meeting at Mercy Corps’ office in Baghdad. The safety and security meetings are one of the thematic meetings that NCCI organizes regularly, and which aim to fill the gaps in security coordination for NGOs operating in central and southern Iraq. Ten international NGOs attended the meeting, and discussed security and access issues in the central and southern governorates of Iraq, especially focusing on the recent developments in Anbar, Baghdad and Diyala. The participants discussed both access and security issues affecting NGO operations in these areas, as well as the increasing difficulties for IDPs to access safety and aid. Furthermore NGOs talked about the need for tailored safety and security trainings,…
19 May 2015
In August 2014 the United Nations declared the humanitarian crisis in Iraq to be a level 3 (L3) Emergency. An Operational Peer Review (OPR) is being conducted to evaluate the L3 response and identify areas for improvement. The OPR is an inter-agency, collaborative process and focusses on the following areas: (i) leadership arrangements; (ii) coordination mechanisms; (iii) application of the humanitarian program cycle; (iv) accountability to affected people; (v) key obstacles affecting operational delivery; and (vi) improving the response to the needs of women and girls. The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) has been supporting the OPR process in a number of ways. On 13 May NCCI organized a preparation meeting on the OPR for NGOs in its office…
12 May 2015

Coordination Meeting in Erbil

Tuesday, 12 May 2015
The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) conducts monthly coordination meetings in its offices in Baghdad and Erbil. At these meetings current issues related to the humanitarian field in Iraq are brought forward and attendants discuss and develop common action points. On 29 April a general coordination meeting was held at NCCI’s office in Erbil. Attending were representatives from 15 NGOs and the civilian-military coordination team of the UN. The first agenda point was a general update from the civ-mil coordination team. The civ-mil team, which is based in Baghdad and Erbil, aims to ensure that humanitarian actors are able to preserve their neutrality and that they do not get caught up in military operations. During the rest of the…
03 May 2015
In June 2014 NCCI launched a weekly NGO mapping for NGOs working in Anbar and Ninewa. This map presented an overview of which NGOs worked in which district, and was later expanded to cover all governorates of Iraq. Starting from this week, the weekly NGO mapping has been replaced with a new, online and interactive NGO map, which can be found here. The online NGO map will act as an easily accessible database of NGOs operating in Iraq and features a customizable search and view option. Users can sort data based on the type of NGO (international or national), the sector they work in and the location (on a governorate level). The map is publicly available. All NGOs (national and…
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