19 Apr 2016

NRC - Weekly Activity Update 19 April 2016

Emergency Assistance

NRC’s Emergency Response teams distributed hygiene kits, baby kits and clean drinking water to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Makhmour districts of Dibaga and Qushtapa.

NRC’s Emergency Response teams are also present in Bzebiz Bridge, Al – Wafaa camp, Kilo 18 and in Amryiat a Fallujah –Sabaa Sanabul camp assisting over 5,000 newly displaced families through the UNICEF and WFP led Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM).  In Baghdad, NRC distributed one off emergency – and multi cash to a total of 166 families.

Supporting education in displacement

In Harshm camps for internally displaced persons in Erbil, NRC continue its education activities providing children and youth with recreational activities such as music, art and sports in addition to catch-up classes in mathematics, Arabic, Chemistry and Physics. In addition, NRC’s teams continue to perform outreach work in order to advocate for the importance of education, following up on absent cases and in an attempt to enrol more children and youth to school. Further, NRC conducts teacher trainings on Better Learning Programs and Psychosocial wellbeing.

Information, counselling and legal assistance

NRC’s legal advisers continue to receive cases and last week managed to solve 35 out of 49 legal cases securing a positive result in Baghdad. In addition, NRC conducted 4 group information sessions in Al Ghazalyiah reaching out to 99 IDP families with information about their legal rights in displacement.

Water, sanitation and hygiene activities

Last week, NRC conducted 9 hygiene training sessions for 72 families in Al – Radhwanya. In addition, NRC continues to conduct water testing and water trucking to ensure clean drinking water to over 1,000 IDP families currently residing in Abu – Ghreib and Kilo 18.

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