Oxfam is currently scaling up operations in Iraq. Alongside the expansion of programs in Diyala and Kirkuk governorates, Oxfam is preparing to respond in the Mosul corridor. Oxfam’s current activities in Diyala and Kirkuk consist of WASH and EFSVL in non-camp settings with displaced and returnee families.
On 30th August Oxfam carried out a needs assessment in a new camp in Dibaga, Golat camp, which is housing 558 people. Whilst there are some basic facilities available Oxfam has identified a need for more female friendly latrines, public health and hygiene promotion and water testing. Camp management also needs to be established and local level advocacy for delivery of on going aid (food and fuel) and access to electricity was also identified as an urgent need. On top of this urgent advocacy to secure the safe passage of relatives still stuck in Golat has been identified.
This week Oxfam will be carrying out joint needs assessments in Haj Ali and Tinah, focusing on WASH, Food Security and Protection. Work will also begin on the drilling of a new bore hole in Dibaga.