26 Aug 2014

ACTED - Activity Update

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Over the past two months, in response to the current crisis, ACTED teams have provided emergency assistance to over 20,000 displaced families in northern Iraq. Having been responding to the crisis since June 10th, the first day of mass displacement from Mosul, ACTED has reached 22,760 families to date through distribution of food parcels, hygiene kits and basic household items in partnership with WFP, UNICEF, and UNHCR. Working in urban areas and in camps, ACTED has reached over 60 communities in Duhok, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Ninewa, and Diyala Governorates, including with over 19,000 food parcels and nearly 6,000 emergency hygiene kits. In the past week alone, responding to the latest influx of internally displaced people to KRI as well as to…
26 Aug 2014
Coordination: - Meeting with the delegation from German Humanitarian Assistance in different occasions to discuss the situation of the new Iraqi IDPs especially from Yazidis and Christian and work to help them in a better way. And also site visiting to Ashtar school in Erbil province while REACH- Iraq was distributing 500 Food Packages to the Yazidi IDPs. Capacity Building: - Conducting the first PVCA (Participatory Vulnerable and Capacity Assessment) training for 32 volunteers from 11 villages in Hamawand area – Chamchaml Disrict- Sulaimaniya province to start a PPA (Programm Partnership Agreement) project with the selected 11 villages. - Basic computer course has started in Daratoo village - Duhok with a Turkish trainer for 20 students in age of (12-15).…
26 Aug 2014
PROTECTION ASSISTANCE AND REINTEGRATION CENTER (PARC) IN CAMP & NON-CAMP AREAS/ UNHCR PROGRAM • PARC team did 2 field visits in (Duhok, Zirka and Hay-Askari) for 10 families/41 individuals to assess the needs of the SAS and identify vulnerable individuals. • PARC team referred 3 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; (4) received cases, (2) resolved case and (4) legal advice cases. • QIPs team made Site visit with UNHCR staff to Zakho to assess the Zakho Community Center to be rehabilitated and provided with materials under QIPs. Also a joint…
Faced with the important displacements of Iraqi populations, who left their homes to seek security in the Kurdish region, Handicap International decided to launch an emergency response. From June 2014, the organization has been setting up teams with the mission to identify the specific needs of people with injuries or disabilities. After a first individual assessment, our teams provide direct services such as rehabilitation sessions, mobility aids and assistive devices, and organize the referral of the persons who require it towards the appropriate service provider. As of 8th August, 413 persons requiring special assistance have already been identified. ”This figure is likely to be multiplied by two in the coming weeks, explains Benedetta Di Cintio, Head of Mission for Handicap…
In cooperation with the UNHCR the Danish Refugee Council signed an agreement with the authorities of the Kurdish region of Iraq to provide expert assistance in the establishment of 13 new refugee camps to house 3-400.000 Iraqi displaced. The Kurdish region of Iraq has received 220,000 Syrian refugees, and up to 600,000 displaced Iraqis have followed as a result of militant attacks in Iraq since June this year. "We are faced with a serious capacity problem - the Kurdish authorities do what they can, but displaced families are forced to find shelter in school buildings, over-crowded camps or even in the street. The situation is untenable, not least bearing in mind that winter sets in in a few month. In…
On the 17th of August, 2014, CDO travelled to Haji Awa sub-district within the Ranya district of Sulaymaniyah governorate to distribute children’s clothing, children’s shoes, dried milk and men’s shirts to refugees and IDPs originating from the Kurdish region of Turkey. In 2012, owing to the ongoing conflict and increasing intensity of violence in Turkey between PKK (Kurdish Worker’s Party) and the Turkish State, 12,700 individuals associated fled to safety to Makhmur camp in the district of Erbil, Kurdistan. However, this year, owing to increasing violence and security issues due to advancements of the Islamic State (IS), 3,400 of these individuals have been forced to flee to safety in Haji Awa within the Sulaymaniyah governorate of Kurdistan. First refugees, now…