ACTED – NCCI – Update 5th October
Through the Rapid Response Mechanism, ACTED provides newly displaced persons with life-saving supplies for three to five days, allowing time for further humanitarian assistance to be mobilized and target this group with extensive and robust aid packages. The RRM programme is designed in partnership with WFP, UNICEF and UNFPA to create a comprehensive response to displaced individuals.The RRM kits consist of ready-to-eat food, water, hygiene items, and a dignity kit designed to cover the most basic requirements to families who have nothing.
RRM in Iraq
ACTED is currently the primary implementing partner, designated to distribute these essential items to recently displaced populations in 51 districts across the Kurdish Region of Iraq, (KRI). ACTED has responded in Shikhan, Akre, Hamdaniya, Kalar Sulymaniyah and Dohuk districts in 2016. This year, ACTED has already reached 7,278 individuals, or 1,491 families through its RRM response, and expects this number to dramatically increase in the coming months. Through operating 72-hour responses, both within camps and near the frontline, ACTED is able to provide displaced families that cross the frontline with immediate assistance.
Urgent Returnee Needs
In order to ensure all families are receiving assistance as rapidly as possible, ACTED has taken an applied approach by building contacts near the frontline and along the Syrian border and commencing distributions in real-time as families cross to safety. On September 6th and 7th, ACTED responded to an urgent call to assist 329 families in Peshkhabor at 10pm, demonstrating the value of the RRM system in providing rapid assistance to emerging needs and gaps. Gaps in responses are also met by ensuring the ACTED team is available to respond to needs in the evening and the weekends.