17 May 2016

NRC - Weekly Activity Update 17 May 2016

Reaching over 10,000 internally displaced families

In total, NRC in Baghdad reached 10,137 households translating to approximately 55,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) last week.

NRC’s continues to provide emergency aid to newly displaced families from Anbar last week. As part of the UNICEF and WFP-led Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM), which enables NRC to reach the most vulnerable and mobile populations in Anbar, last week NRC reached 1,934 families at the Bzebiz Bridge and in several camps in Amryiat Al-Fallujah and in Ramadi. The families received life-saving commodities including one week’s supply of water, hygiene items, and food parcels.  

Also in Makhmour district and in Mosul, NRC distributed emergency aid to IDPs from Salahiya, Siniya, Qudila, Leatha, Qudeala and Alyawa. The families received food parcels, hygiene buckets, drinking water and baby kits.

NRC provided clean drinking water to 7,042 IDP families last week

NRC continues to work to ensure that displaced families have a reduced risk of being exposed to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) related illnesses through improved access to potable drinking water, appropriate sanitation facilities and improved hygiene practices.

Last week, a total of 7,042 IDP families in Alhabanya, Bizebiz, Amririyat Al- Fallujah and Ramadi received clean drinking water provided through NRC’s water trucking.

In addition, NRC distributed water jerry cans, water bins and garbage bags to 459 families in Kilo 18.  

Information, counseling and legal assistance

NRC’s ICLA activities in Iraq primarily focus on three thematic areas: Housing, Land and Property (HLP) rights; legal status including registration of internally displaced persons (IDPs) when access to rights and services is dependent on such registration; and legal identity including obtaining civil documentation necessary to access rights and services.

Last week, NRC’s housing, land and property officers visited IDPs residing in AL Radwaniyah, Abu Ghreib, Ghazaliah and Amiriyat Al-Fallujah together with NRC’s shelter teams. 10 agreements were signed between NRC and IDP households on shelter upgrades.

NRC received 100 legal cases in Baghdad last week and managed to solve 76 with a positive outcome for the IDPs involved. Further, 10 group information sessions focusing on HLP and legal information was provided to 220 families in Al-Radwanya, Dora, Ghazalya and in Abu-Ghreib.

Camp Coordination and Camp Management

NRC’s Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) teams installed electricity, taps and lights and did electric maintenance in Radwanya, Ghazalya and Amiriyat Al-Fallujah last week. Fire extinguishers were also put in place for the families residing in these areas as well as trainings on how to use the extinguishers in case of an emergency. NRC also continues to collect medical and legal cases for referrals to other programs and organisations. In total the CCCM teams reached 56 households this week.

Shelter assistance

Last week, NRC submitted 32 shelters to contractors in Al-Radhwanya and Amiriyat Al-Fallujah reaching out to 160 IDP families. In addition, NRC distributed 20 ceiling off kits in Radwanya to a total of 50 families.

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