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…
The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) holds monthly general coordination meetings in both Erbil and Baghdad. These meetings are organized as part of NCCI’s mission to coordinate collective NGO action in Iraq. On 26 April a general coordination meeting was held at NCCI’s office in Baghdad, which was attended by representatives of 21 Iraqi and international NGOs, UNICEF, IOM and ECHO. The subject of the meeting was the new wave of displacement in the governorate of Anbar. Following the recent fighting in Anbar’s Ramadi district, a large number of internally displaced persons has tried to find refuge in safer areas in Anbar or fled to other governorates, including Baghdad, Babylon, Erbil, Diyala, Kerbala, Najaf, Sulaymaniyah and Wassit. It has…
20 Apr 2015
During the past few days ongoing military operations and IS counterattacks have forced thousands of families to flee their homes in the governorate of Anbar, and especially in the city of Ramadi. These new internally displaced persons (IDPs) are trying to make their way to safer areas of Iraq in the governorates of Baghdad, Babil, Kerbala and Najaf. These locations did not foresee this huge new wave of displacement and are not properly equipped to respond to this humanitarian crisis. Other IDPs are still on the road and are in urgent need of shelter, food and water. In light of this unfolding crisis the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MoMD) organized an Emergency Cell meeting on 18 April. NCCI…
15 Apr 2015
Information sharing between NGOs and other actors in the humanitarian field in Iraq is one of the core tasks of the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI). In this light, NCCI hosted a meeting between OCHA and a number of NGOs in its office in Baghdad on 12 April to discuss the development of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Iraq. The meeting was attended by representatives from OCHA, 14 international and national NGOs, and the British Council. At the meeting, OCHA briefed the attendants on the new Humanitarian Response Plan and the Iraq Humanitarian Fund (IHF). The IHF is a pooled funding mechanism which aims to cover a part of the priority funding needs identified by the HRP. The…
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