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The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in collaboration with UNHCR has completed a shelter construction project in Qushtapa Camp, one of the permanent sites in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq that is hosting more than 4,500 Syrian refugees. The completion of 240 tent slabs and 60 kitchens ended the initial phase of DRC's shelter project on 15th April, 2014.Improving refugees' shelters in Qushtapa Camp was an immediate intervention to reduce the effects of the extremely hot summers in Iraq; and also helping to insulate the shelters from the cold, rain and muddy conditions brought in during the winter period. In the long run, the joint DRC and UNHCR project reinforces the goal of promoting a better quality of life for the…
The conflict in Anbar has caused almost 400.000 internally displaced (IDP) on top the 1 million already in displacement in Iraq. In the capital of Baghdad the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been able to reachsome of the most vulnerable IDP’s with cash assistance. Over the last one month, DRC started its protection monitoring project in Baghdad aiming to mitigate the adverse effects of displacement; attributed to the loss of legal and social rights, as well as the lack of access to basic services. The project, targeting 2,000 IDP families is concentrated in five communities of Baghdad, namely Al Ghazaliya, Hettin, Amereya, Adameya and Al Khadra. “With a rapidly increasing number of IDP’s and new waves of displacement to more…
22 Apr 2014
REACH activities in the last two weeks: Apr 6 - Apr 20, 2014. - Conducting 4 Health Awareness Training for total 190 Syrain femal refuges in Sulaimaniya and Erbil Porvince. - Establishing 2 gardens (200m2) in Sarqalla and Gobtapa villages – Sangaw district – Sulaimaniya Province. And designate them to poor families to be a source of income. This 2 gardens will benefit Families in the area as general and will have the impact on people to depend more on local products and will lead to strengthening the infrastructure. - Maintaining 5 plastic houses that were destroyed with wind in Kanishaetan area – Suliamniya province, planting 1300 plants and putting the irrigation system for nearly 20 acres field. - Preparation…
22 Apr 2014
PROTECTION ASSISTANCE IN CAMP & NON-CAMP AREAS SYRIAN RESPONSE & REGULAR PROGRAM - PARC team did 3 field visits in Summel/Shahidan, Duhok/Zirka, and Duhok Khabat. During the 3 visits, the team interviewed 31 families (138 individuals), and there needs were identified. - PARC team did 7 assessment visits for refugees in Hussainya, Daratoo, Malabirwan and Balqos. During the week 388 families were interviewed and main issues were identified and information was collected to be shared with UNHCR and REACH Organization for livelihood programs. - 21 Different cases of SAS and old refugees were referred to different institutions theta Harikar has coordination with for providing them with assistance and services. - Legal assistance has been provided for 11 cases of camp…
21 Apr 2014
DRC Humanitarian Intervention DRC is implementing key services in the sectors of WASH, Shelter, Protection, distribution of Core Relief Items (CRI/NFI), Camp Coordination and Camp Management, and Livelihoods. In the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), DRC is supporting the Syrian emergency response targeting refugees in both camp and non-camp communities, as well as a selected case load of extremely vulnerable beneficiaries from the host communities. In the other parts of Iraq, DRC is working to assist Internally Displaced People and in particular female headed households, the chronically ill and households of majority children under ten. New developments: In KRI Livelihoods In Erbil and Duhok governorates, DRC conducted a series of training sessions on Small Business Development for 134 beneficiaries (100…
17 Apr 2014
UIMS in collaboration with UNHCR visited the IDPs families in Al-Qaim for the 2nd time, and distributed medications to a number of chronic diseases patients from IDPs families. UIMS also distributed five wheelchairs for the disabled from the IDPs families in Al-Qaim