16 Sep 2014

HARIKAR - Weekly Report 7-11 September 2014

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

•    PARC team did 3 field visits in (Duhok/Domiz- Ex military base), (Akre/Qasrok and Mijamaa) for 18 families/87 individuals to assess the needs of the SAS and identify vulnerable individuals.
•    PARC team referred 2 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, (1) resolved case and (2) legal advice cases.
•    Harikar protection team in Gawilan participated in a campaign with registration team for call of the refugees concerning their UNHCR certificates.
•    Harikar community service in Gawilan referred 13 cases to different hospitals and NGOs that Harikar has coordination with, to be provided with assistance and services (9 of them were referred to PU-AMI, 1 to Bardarash hospital, 1 to Akre hospital, 1 to UNICEF and 1 to UPP).
•    The total clients/cases received by HAIKAR-WLC/Domiz and Gawilan camps were (118), (14) cases of them were GBV cases while the other (104) cases were NON-GBV.
•    Harikar community service assistance non-camp team two filed visits for SAS in urban areas one in Qasroke (4families) and the other one in Akre (10 families) to identify their problems and needs.
•    CSA team identified 30 SAS families that were favourable for the Unconditional Cash Assistance program in urban areas.
•    This week, the Cash Assistance team monitors, team leader and CS have monitored and assessed a great number of vulnerable cases of Syrian refugees in the north and south western quarters of Duhok District and its city centre including (Gizhaberan, Geli, Khebat, Kani Mehmadke, Kani Khishmana, Bazar, Nohadra, Birayeti, Shele, Shehidan, Grebase, Ashti, Mazi, Shakhike, Botan, Behdinan and Mazi 1 (Zeri land and Dabin land 2)).

Medical Reimbursement Program
-    CSA with Harikar health advisor distributed IQD 1, 401,500 cash for medical reimbursement on 14 families in different locations as follow:
-    Domiz Settlement IQD138, 500 on one SAS old case family.
-    Duhok KRO IQD 40,000 on one refugee family.
-    Daratoo IQD 519,000 on four refugee’s families.
-    Husseinia IQD 268,500 on two refugee’s families.
-    Malabirwan IQD 220,250 on two refugee’s families.
-    Miserike IQD 86,250 on two refugee’s families.
-    Gregawre IQD 129,000 on two refugee’s families.

  
QUICK IMPACT PROJECTs (QIPs)
•    QIPs team did a site visit to Derlaok HC to monitor the rehabilitation works & check the provide samples of materials.
•    QIPs team paid a site visit with UNHCR to Zakho Dialyses department within the emergency hospital, Batufa PHC and Kora HC to do a further assessment. Furthermore, visiting the Nawa women shelter, interviewing women to finalize the list of their needs.
•    Attending the Monthly health/Nutrition Coordination meeting coordination at DOH.
•    Finalizing the BoQs and working on the proposal 

HARIKAR WOMAN LISTENING CENTERS AT DOMIZ AND GAWILAN CAMPS (WLCs)
The total clients/cases received by HAIKAR-WLC/Domiz and Gawilan camps were (118), (14) cases of them were GBV cases while the other (104) cases were NON-GBV, as following:
Counseling (30)
Case management/ follow up (17)
Referral cases (1)
Other cases (70) 
Other activities by Harikar-NGO
-    Two mobilization visits have been done this week.
-    WLC/Domiz visited DMC to follow up a case of providing with a tent.
-    WLC/Domiz visited DMC for handing over the documents of a GBV case that is been moved to Gawilan camp.
-    Attending the SGBV SWG monthly meeting in UNHCR meeting room/Domiz camp.
-    WLC/Domiz visited registration team for a case to manage.
-    WLC/Domiz took a GBV case to Karkok center for psychotherapy.
-    Gawilan/WLC volunteers did two community mobilization visits to inside the camp.
-    Gawilan/WLC conducted an information session on 'early marriage' for 20 young females.
-    Gawilan/WLC has received a new GBV case.
-    4 books have been borrowed by the women refugees
-    Gawilan/WLC has conducted a coordination meeting with the agencies working in Gawilan camp for the purpose of facilitating the referral pathway.

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, 2 were full legal representations and 13 were legal consultations. The 2  full legal representations were (2 Criminal Defense ) The 13 legal consultations were (4 Obtaining IDs for IDPs , 3 Assistance accessing government benefits , 1 Obtaining identification documents , 1 Birth Certificate , 1 Proving/registering Marriage , 1 Divorce , 1 Alimony , 1 Custody ). 
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, 3 visits were paid to Zaxo, Domiz and Shekhan   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 (80) leaflets In Domiz districts.
In each focus group 6 videos were presented with their clear explanation by our staff, also discussion and conversations have taken places among the participants about the related topics. The topics in short videos are:
•    Natural breast feeding.
•    Nutrition during pregnancy.
•    Signs that can be appear in the first 2 months after the birth.
•    Beginning of the pregnancy.
•    The important in breast feeding in the first 40 days.
•    Vaccination and prevent from diseases.
The total number of focus groups in August and September in Akre and Domiz camp reached to 10 focus group and the numbers of beneficiary women are 101 women. The focus groups 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 workshops and have taken benefit of it
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.
 
Families’ different treatment with:
•    The black tea is eaten for the treatment of diarrhea; also Yogurt, boiled egg, and boiled potato are used for diarrhea.
•    Some families use Gas for Lice
Families’ suggestion
•    Introducing some other topics like skin allergy, asthma, worms, how to treat with burn 
•    Most of the families asked for shampoo related to Lice to be distributed because they can't buy as a matter of feeling shy. 
•    Insecticide to be distributed by some NGOs or agencies
•    While visiting. Families suggest giving them things in need such as tooth brush and paste, lice shampoo and some other hygiene kits.
          *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
•    Shared toilets

Legal Social Center
In this week LSC has presented 22 legal services (16 of them were legal consultation services with 6 legal representation services) in addition LSC presented 18 social services by which the lawyer has been to the court twice. The first time was at Duhok court, and the second time was at Sumel court for representing the cases. It is significant to mention that an awareness session has been held for a number of men at IRC meeting room on the obstacles that families are facing due to the conditions that they are living which leads to violence as well as the consequences of early marriage

Legal Social Center for IDPs in Sharya 
Staff of center for provision of legal and social services to IDPs in Sharya participated in a training course on GBV & SGBV which held in hall of DTVAW and continued for three days.
After the training course the center continued receiving cases, (62) cases were received, 54 of them were legal while 8 were social cases.

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, and flexibility with the parents program. 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:
•    IRD conducted a meeting with Harikar/Coordinator on Tuesday at 3:30 pm, at 9 Sep. 2014 the meeting discussed about GTI project, Coordination and performance of Duhok Group.
•    The second performance conducted in Youth Center-Domiz on Sunday at 4:30 pm, at 7 Sep. 2014 and (55) audience attended. 
 Major Achievements up to date:
•    7days of rehearsing were conducted.  
•    3 performance of the third scenario conducted up to date.
•    The number of audience reached 128 persons.

Plans for Next Week:
•    Duhok team will be preparing for the third performance on Tuesday at 3:30 pm, at 16 Sep 2014 in University of Duhok Hall. 
Pending issues:
•    Most of the Audience didn’t attend on time; this led to delay in starting the performance.
•    For the next performances we need more money for bus to transport the audience to attend the performances.
Risks/Challenges:
•    In spite of the current situation of Kurdistan and the mood of people unstable. GTI project of Duhok Group are performing the performances up to date.
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