NRC activity updates
Emergency aid and cash assistance to newly displaced families
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) distributed 92 Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) kits for 77 families who last week arrived to Dibaga camp from Qayara, Hawija, Qaraj, Bijil, and Mosul. In Hasan Sham camp, NRC delivered 1603 RRM kits for 1416 families who arrived to the camp recently from Zahraa, Qadisiya, Zihur, Bakir, Intisar, and Samah.
In addition, last week 62 families in Binaslawa, Badawa, Topzawa, and Turaq received 360 USD each as part of NRC’s cash assistance. Providing people with money instead of traditional in-kind assistance gives people the opportunity to make their own decisions on how to best meet their needs. Cash transfers also play a vital role in supporting local economies and helping to restore livelihoods. Today, NRC is one of the biggest cash providers in Iraq.
Assisting displaced families with legal support and education materials
NRC’s Information, counselling and legal assistance (ICLA) team in Dohuk signed lease agreements and rights of use contracts in Khanki for some extra landlords and beneficiaries last week. The team also supported a family who was under risk of eviction in Kharabbabic in the Zakho district where NRC managed to persuade the landlord to not evict the family until another shelter solution has been found for them. Last week NRC’s ICLA team also managed to successfully close 4 legal cases.
Furthermore, NRC’s Shelter and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) teams are running a technical and social supervision on shelter rehabilitation in Sumel-Khanke in which the supervision is nearly completed with 90% of the goals met.
In Dohuk, NRC’s cash teams printed 200 booklets for restricted cash beneficiaries and distributed them to over 81 focal points. Focal point and community trainings were also conducted for 81 persons in Dilshad Palace hotel in Dohuk and the participators received vouchers for first round conditional cash.
Additionally, NRC’s education team in Dohuk organised recreational sports activities such as football, volleyball, basketball, and badminton games between Asuda and Kory schools which are both non-camp school in host communities. In Gwailan camp a football game organised between Gwailan 1 and 2 schools was also supported by NRC. Yet another football game was organised by NRC’s Education team, this time between Kar non-camp school and Quamishlo in camp school. In addition, NRC distributed teaching and learning materials in all camp schools in Bajed Kandala, Quadia, and Shekhan camps.