02 Jun 2014
On the 28th of May,2014 Mercy hands for Humanitarian Aid conducted Media Conference in Ruken Kahramana Hotel (Baghdad – Karadah ) for " Educate A Child " initiative in collaboration with UNESCO and coordination with Ministry of Education , Many representatives attended from Baghdad provincial council, ministry of Public Education ( the advisers , ministry of Education , ministry of planning , ministry of labor and social affairs) and representative of the UNESCO , UNAMI with number of non-governmental organizations and satellite channels (educational Iraq , Iraqi second , Radio Sawa) the conference included speaking for UNESCO representative – MOE representative and mercy hands for humanitarian Aid programs director followed by demonstration of the program Activities by the program manager…
02 Jun 2014
Waterkeepers Iraq has just released two important reports on the water quality of rivers in Iraq. The Tigris River Flotilla report documents the increasing pollution seen in the Tigris River observed in a trip down the Tigris River from Southeast Turkey to southern Iraq that took place in the fall of 2013. Also the RiverWatch 2013 Report Card is the first effort of its kind in Iraq or the region to grade rivers in northern Iraq based on their water quality. This report noted an alarming decline in water quality in just a four year period. Both reports are available at www.iraqwaterkeeper.org. Both reports are currently in English but translated versions are under preparation. Waterkeepers Iraq is a major program…
As conflict in Iraq’s Anbar governorate enters its sixth month, Islamic Relief is continuing to provide vital humanitarian aid to vulnerable families caught up in the crisis. The western region of Iraq remains in a state of conflict, as government forces clash with armed fighters. Amidst the violence, at least 72,000 families are thought to have fled their homes – with around 21,000 seeking safety in other governorates. Reports indicate that Fallujah’s hospital has been effectively shut down, with many clinical staff leaving the area. Most of the roads into Fallujah are still closed, adding to the challenges faced by humanitarian organisations such as Islamic Relief, in accessing vulnerable people. Flooding adds to the crisis Flooding, which began in April,…
Capacity Building: Conducting 7 Health Awareness Training for total 350 Syrian female refugees in Sulaimaniya and Erbil Province. Starting 2 vocational training in Barika- Sulaimaniya province for the 17 women in Sewing and 13 men in hair cutting. 2 trainers are chosen from the Syrian refugees as well. Opening literacy courses for 16 Syrain women above the age of 25 for 2 months in the first stage in Moqbla Camp in Sumeel area – Duhok province. Completing a computer course of 18 Syrain refugees (6 females and 12 males) and starting a new coputer course for another 18 interested Syrain in Moqbla camp – Sumeel area – Duhok province. Starting a hair cutting course for 11 female Turkish refugees in…
(Please find the complete report attached) Food SectorI. Agreement with WFP (Food Distribution in Qaem):According to the new agreement signed with WFP in May to support 500 IDPs families fromAnbar, IR-Iraq has started with distribution of food parcels to the 500 vulnerable IDP familiesin Qaem district (west of Iraq). With min of May, cycle one of this project has beencompletely finished according to the plan. The following outputs have been achieved: Up to 32,550 MT of food commodities distributed in Qaem and Al-Obaidi district. 500 displaced families (about 3,261 individuals) received their essential food items that planned to cover their needs for 1 month. Database of 500 displaced families collected and entered into excel sheets. Local workers from host community…
27 May 2014
PROTECTION ASSISTANCE AND REINTEGRATION CENTER (PARC) IN CAMP & NON-CAMP AREAS/ UNHCR PROGRAM - PARC team did 2 filed visits in non-camp area for 46 families and their needs were identified. - PARC referred 18 different cases of SAS and old refugees to different institutions that Harikar has coordination with for providing them with assistance and services. - Legal assistance has been provided for 9 cases of camp and non-camp Syrian Asylum Seekers and Turkish refugees. - Continuous follow up for registration cases of Syrian Asylum seekers by PARC team. - PARC team in Domiz Camp reported 56 cases related to registration and followed up them with registration center. - PARC team distributed transportation fees on 42 old refugee students…