INTRODUCTIONThe agricultural system in Iraq is the third contributor to the GDP (circa 8% en 2012) and the second employer of the country in 2012 (around 25% of its labour force). Iraq has 9,000,000 hectares of arable land, 22% of its territory which 60% is actually cultivated. Iraq imports 80% of its food requirements. It also has a high dependence for some basic foods; wheat (50%), rice (81%), milk (67%). The agriculture sector is still a major source of livelihood for the poor and food insecure and is the largest source of rural employment. Disruption of agricultural production is strongly impacting the income of farmers as well as the national economy. Indeed the Iraqi Government normally maintains three to six…
28 Oct 2014
On Saturday 25th October Dijlah Al-Khair distributed Mattresses & Blankets in Al-Tarmia, 40 kilometers north of Baghdad, to 80 families who were displaced from the Anbar & Salah Al-Din governorates .Please find attached the completed activity report...
28 Oct 2014
PROTECTION ASSISTANCE AND REINTEGRATION CENTER (PARC) IN CAMP & NON- CAMP AREAS/ UNHCR PROGRAM • PARC Protection and Community service teams monitored the newly arrived refugees from Kobane in Ibrahim Khalil throughout the week to monitor and to assess their needs. • PARC conducted 1 field visit in (Duhok) for 1 family/4 individuals to assess the needs of the SAS and identify vulnerable individuals. • CSA referred 2 cases 1 to DRC, 1 to registration center. • CSA with UNHCR colleagues and a delegation from Japan government conducted a focus group meeting for SAS to review their conditions and identify their needs and deficiencies. • CSA escorted one convoy of Konbe Syrian refugees from Zakho to Qushtapa camp in Arbil.…
As the people of Iraq face a deepening humanitarian crisis, Islamic Relief has delivered vital aid to Christian families that have fled their homes in Mosul. An estimated 500,000 people in the governorate of Ninewa were displaced when fighting broke out in June. Most recently, thousands of Christian families were forced from the country’s second-largest city by armed fighters. Reportedly leaving with only the clothes they stood in, some are seeking safety in Iraqi-Kurdistan, whilst others have fled to the east of Ninewa – where many are sheltering in churches, schools, and unfinished buildings. Foodpacks for displaced Christian families As part of our Ramadan distribution in the conflict-torn country, Islamic Relief provided 1,500 Christian families with parcels packed with essential…
More than a million people in northern Iraq are fleeing the violence of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist militia. The refugees lack shelter, food, drinking water and health care. Caritas has been active in this region for many years and is providing emergency relief totalling one million Swiss francs.The Islamist terror group Islamic State (IS), which until the end of June 2014 called itself ISIS, advanced into northern Iraq in August 2014. Hundreds of thousands of people, predominantly Christians, Yazidis and Shias, have fled from the area around the towns of Alqosh, Bartella and Qaraqosh. According to estimates given by UN-OCHA, approximately 1.45 million people have been displaced around the country, including 220,000 Syrians who have sought refuge in Iraq…
27 Oct 2014
71 Household (HH) surveys and Key Informant (KI) interviews were conducted in Erbil city between 15th and 29th of September 2014. The assessment targeted refugees and IDPs in urban non-camp settings. The assessment’s main objective was to identify shelter specific winterization needs in order to inform winterization programme design and subsequent implementation. Main findings suggest that although refugees and IDPs living in individual housing have better access to personal winterization assets than IDPs living in communal buildings, they tend to have greater needs in terms of shelter. By contrast, IDPs and refugees who currently live in communal finished buildings—such as churches and mosques, schools, hotels or partly constructed buildings—have access to better-insulated shelter than do refugees or IDPs who occupy…