08 Sep 2014

Harikar - Weekly Report 31-04 September 2014

PROTECTION ASSISTANCE AND REINTEGRATION CENTER (PARC) IN CAMP & NON-CAMP AREAS/ UNHCR PROGRAM

•    PARC team did 2 field visits in (Duhok/Kanimahmadike and Zirka) for 12 families/52 individuals to assess the needs of the SAS and identify vulnerable individuals.
•    PARC team referred 8 cases of SAS to different concerned NGOs and hospitals that Harikar has coordination with, to be provided with assistance and services.
•    Providing SAS from camp and non-camp areas with legal assistance by PARC lawyers; (2) received cases, (0) resolved case and (1) legal advice cases.
•    Harikar/UNHCR joint visit to Barokh School to handover the project after being handed over by DoE, checking all of the quantities and the specifications of the works with respect to the BoQ.
•    Monitoring site visits to Thalassemia center and Rheumatic Diseases Center. Furthermore, visiting the Domiz Youth Center to do an assessment whether to be rehabilitated and/or provided with materials under QIPs.
•    Harikar protection team in Gawilan camp made 2 referrals to DMC.
•    Harikar protection team in Gawilan camp did 2 followed-ups to DMC.
•    Participating in Monitoring of Election process of Gawilan camp for Mukhtar/ Sector Leaders.
•    Harikar community service in Gawilan referred 8 cases to different hospitals and NGOs that Harikar has coordination with, to be provided with assistance and services.
•    Harikar Protection team in Akre attended three days training for SGBV training in Duhok that IRC held for Harikar staff. In this training Harikar staff learned how to fill out the forms of SGBV and how to keep the clients information confidentiality.
•    Harikar community service team in Akre identified and assisted 2 (females over 18) to receive treatment at Gulan Hospital.
•    CS team of Akre received 1 CV for job seeker.
•    CS team in Akre received a list from Akre health center for 21 families that have Hepatitis and they will be referred to Gulan Hospital to have blood test so far 2 positive cases have been identified.
•    The total clients/cases received by HAIKAR-WLC/Domiz and Gawilan camps were (24), (5) cases of them were GBV cases while the other (19) cases were NON-GBV.
•    WLC staff participated in a training workshop about GBVIMS and safety audit held by IRC for three days in Khani hotel.
•    WLC/Domiz visited DMC to follow up a case of providing with a tent.
•    A meeting has been achieved in this week; hold by UNHCR/WP by the attendant of IRC/Women Committee and Gawilan/WLC. The meeting discussed the common issues that facing women in Gawilan and which activities would serve Gawilan camp women more.
•    Gawilan/WLC met with UNHCR/WP to discuss the basic forms that the staff should use to follow up the cases with, so that the policy of the center and the survivors would be saved.
•    Harikar community service assistance non-camp team did a field visit in Baroshke/Duhok for 4 families within 16 individuals, their needs has been identified.
•    CSA team a field visit in Nizarke/Duhok for 8 families within 36 individuals, their needs has been identified.
•    CSA team identified 25 SAS families that were favourable for Unconditional Cash Assistance program for urban areas.
•    A CSA attended a workshop held by IRC organization; GBVIMS and Safety Audit were discussed.

Medical Reimbursement Program

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 CSA with Harikar medical supervisor visited Muqible for Medical Reimbursement Program and identifying the medical cases. During the visit to Muqible, 3 cases were identified as follows:
-    A middle aged female had hypothyroidism. She's on continuous treatment and medication, but most of the medications are not available in P.H.S.
-    A young aged female had chronic back pain she's not responding to treatment, till now her case is under investigation to reach diagnosis.
-    Middle aged male had hyperlipidemia, he's on continuous treatment .the treatment is not available in P.H.S.

•    Challenges
-Difficulty to satisfy the refugees about the criteria of the medical reimbursement program because they believe their cases are vulnerable as well, And they blamed the team for not taking care of them.

QUICK IMPACT PROJECTs (QIPs)

-    Harikar/UNHCR joint visit to Barokh School to handover the project after being handed over by DoE, checking all of the quantities and the specifications of the works with respect to the BoQ.
-    Monitoring site visits to Thalassemia center and Rheumatic Diseases Center. Furthermore, visiting the Domiz Youth Center to do an assessment whether to be rehabilitated and/or provided with materials under QIPs.
-    Writing assessment reports, bill of quantities, and proposals for Zakho Community Center, Women Shelter, and Domiz Youth Center.

HARIKAR WOMAN LISTENING CENTERS AT DOMIZ AND GAWILAN CAMPS (WLCs)

•    The total clients/cases received by HAIKAR-WLC/Domiz and Gawilan camps were (24), (5) cases of them were GBV cases while the other (19) cases were NON-GBV, as following:
Case management/ follow up (7)
Referral cases: (1)
Other cases: (16)
Other activities by Harikar-NGO
-    Two new (GBV) cases have been received this week.
-    No mobilization visits have done this week.
-    WLC/Domiz visited DMC to follow up a case of providing with a tent.
-    WLC staff participated in a training workshop about GBVIMS and safety audit held by IRC for three days in Khani hotel.
-    Gawilan/WLC staff did two mobilization visits inside the camp.
-    A meeting has been achieved in this week; hold by UNHCR/WP by the attendant of IRC/Women Committee and Gawilan/WLC. The meeting discussed the common issues that facing women in Gawilan and which activities would serve Gawilan camp women more.
-    Gawilan/WLC met with UNHCR/WP to discuss the basic forms that the staff should use to follow up the cases with, so that the policy of the center and the survivors would be saved.
-     Gawilan/WLC participated in a training workshop hold by IRC which last for three days. The training was on GBVIMS and safety-audit.

HARIKAR LEGAL CLINIC

-During the reporting period, a total of 15 cases were received in both legal clinic office and during the outreach visits. Among the 15 cases, 4 were full legal representation and 11 were legal consultations. The 4 full legal representations were (2 Criminal Defense  , 1 Divorce , 1 Alimony ) The 11 legal consultations were (5 Assistance accessing government benefits , 2 Proving/registering Marriage , 1 Obtaining IDs for IDPs , 1 Guardianship , 1 Custody , 1 Obtaining identification documents  ).
-The legal consultations were given by the clinic lawyers on various legal issues to the clients approached the clinic office and met during the outreach visits.
- Regarding the outreach visits, 2 visits were paid to Amedi and Akre   districts.
-The team was consisted of a lawyer and a social worker. The visits covered the courthouses, women unions and IDPs sites
- Legal clinic leaflet have been distributed during the reporting period (165) leaflets In Amedi districts  

 HARIKAR HYGIENE EDUCATION AND PROMOTION PROJECT

Harikar and PWJ staff continued their activity under the project of Hygiene Promotion Program in Duhok. Harikar's staff is undertaking the tent to tent visits along with the HP volunteers for the areas left in Domiz camp with the presentation of workshops "Focus Groups". As we discussed in our meeting with PWJ staff, Harikar's staff agreed on decreasing the number of HP teams to 10 HP out of 15. The reason behind this is that our volunteers in Domiz camp were asking to increase their salaries and on the other hand we had some volunteers who did not work very well which might affect our project.
In this week the HP volunteers in Domiz camp visited around 287 tents in sectors 32, 33 and some tents in phase 6 with distributing 4 kinds of handouts with explaining the topics in handouts. Also in this week we held a meeting with HP teams discussing about project plans for next 3 months explaining and focusing more on a point which was requested by PWJ staff.
 
About the focus groups activities, we have done two focus groups which were presented by Harikar's hygiene promoter with PWJ staff and some volunteers, first in Domiz camp in sector 9 by the attendance of 7 women. The second focus group was in Akre camp by the attendance of 11 women. . In each workshop videos are presented with their clear explanation by our staff, also discussion and conversation have taken places among the participants about the related topics.

The workshops have remarkable effects on the participants because the topics and videos presented are really useful. Most of the women in the workshops have praised the workshop and have taken benefit of it.

Benefits/Uses of HP handouts

1-    The kids are learned to cut the nails, the process of boiling water to make it safe
2-    Some has learned more about DRY and Lice, full info on UTI

Cultural differences in hygiene and health practices:
According to the background they have, some of the families deal with diseases and other health issues in a different way than what is mentioned within the HP handouts. For example, a family deals with Lice by cleaning hair with "Olive oil" under the sun rays.

There are some other treatments raised by families during the visits, eating boiled potato, eggs and yogurt will have a very good effect on diarrhea along with other treatments within the HP handouts.

There were no inappropriate hygiene practices observed during this week

Some factors affecting hygiene/health practices
•    The low quantity of water
•    The sewage system has some problems and it remains contaminated which becomes the reason for some diseases
•    Not distributing plastic bags, the families threw garbage within the garbage bin without putting into the plastic bags so the garbage stays open to environment.
    
Positive point discussed in Akre
•    Harikar HP teams mentioned that pregnant women should take (folic acid) from the beginning of pregnancy till the birth.
•    There were 22 persons infected by Hepatitis disease. Fortunately DOH was taking care about them and daily they check the blood analysis of 4 families of them.
•    For (Chronic diseases) DOH has a regular schedule to follow along with monitoring.

Legal Social Center

In this week LSC received 48 cases in which it has presented 21 legal service and 27 social service, by which the social worker attended three days training on GBVIMS, and the lawyer represented a number of cases at court as well as presenting awareness session on women's right and the consequences of early marriage for more than 20 teenagers and women from Domiz Camp, in which LSC coordinated with Domiz2 camp management and Asayesh for advertising LSC in Domiz2 and receiving cases. Thus LSC staff did an advertising campaign in Domiz 2.

Legal Social Center for IDPs in Sharya

This week LSC in Sharya received 119 legal cases most of them were about obtaining identification documents, the others were about submitting marriage certificates. As for social cases there were 29 cases some of them needed social sessions and social workers talked with them. The others were referred to Sharya health center.
The total cases received by LSC in Sahrya were 148 legal and social cases,
Also preparations have been made for a training course for the staff on (GBV and SGBV) for next week.

Child Friendly Space

Child Friendly Space could enroll a number of children and youth from Domiz Camp in the various activities and lectures of the week such as: hygiene awareness, dance, listening short stories, painting, and first aids program for parents, music, sports, art crafts, flexibility with the parents program in addition to a session of "Know Your Rights". Children who participated and attended the activities were 700 children between the ages of (4-17). The purpose form the activities was to fill the spare time the children have and those activities were held in Kulilk and Nergiz centers at Domiz Camp.

Community Cohesion in Northern Iraq (CCNI)

Major Achievements:
•    GTI staff conducted a meeting with IRD on Sunday at 9:00 am, at 31 August. 2014 the meeting discussed about GTI project and performance of Duhok Group.
•    The Second performance conducted in Tanahy – Semel, Sunday at 7:00 pm, at 31 Aug. 2014 and (31) audience attended.
Major Achievements up to date:
•    7days of rehearsing were conducted.  
•    2 performance of the third scenario conducted up to date.
•    The number of audience reached73persons.
Plans for Next Week:
•    In this week the team had 2 theatre performances the first one on 7 Sep 2014 in Domiz, while the second one is on Fayda at 11 Sep. 2014.
Pending issues:
•    Most of the actors didn’t attend on time; this led to delay in starting the performance. Also they weren’t active in the performance.

Harikar-UNFPA

Major Achievements:
•    UNFPA Staff did 3 field visits in (Domiz –Fayda –Summel/Khanke) for 731 families/708 individuals to assess the needs of SAS and identify vulnerable individuals.
•    staff of UNFPA and SAS makes distributions to IDPs in Domiz –Fayda – Summel/Khanke for 425 families
•    Staff of UNFPA coordinated with DMC to distribute inside Duhok and Filed Assessment in Domiz –Fayda –Summel/Khanke   
•    Minutes meeting with NGO and GOV of DUHOK, to coordinate and collaborate with UNFPA in Dilshad PLS 2 at 25 August 2014.

Plans for Next Week:
•     UNFPA Staff has Distribution to IDPs inside Duhok and Mangesh and Zawita
•    Staff of UNFPA have filed in three location in Duhok (inside Duhok, Mangesh, Zawita) to SAS identify vulnerable individuals, women and girls.
•    Staff of UNFPA has training on GBV for three days.
 
Risks/Challenges:
•    UNFPA staff was more on risk when he was talking to women about their psychological problems:
*The number of Psychological ailments (680) individuals.
*Number of disabled people staying in place assessment (5)
*Lack of feeding pregnant women.
*Lack of sanitation unites, 300 people use only one sanitation unite and in night it's closed.

Needs:-
•    Women Dresses
•    Dignity kids
•    White cloth dress for women ages 35 and older
•    Medication
•    Chairs disabled





                                              




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