As the crisis in Iraq grows increasingly complex, Islamic Relief remains on the ground delivering life-saving humanitarian aid to vulnerable families.Since the beginning of the year, a surge in violence has forced an estimated 1.2 million people to flee their homes as government forces clash with armed groups in a complex conflict. Many families are seeking shelter in schools, mosques, churches, and abandoned buildings. In Anbar, where protracted conflict continues to rage, there are currently 400,000 displaced people. In excess of 550,000 people are displaced in the north, including the Iraqi-Kurdistan region – which is sheltering large numbers of Syrian refugee families. In addition, many Iraqi refugees are fleeing fighting in war-torn Syria to return to their country of origin,…
14 Oct 2014
PROTECTION ASSISTANCE AND REINTEGRATION CENTER (PARC) IN CAMP & NON-CAMP AREAS/ UNHCR PROGRAM • Due to the holiday of Eid Al-Adha that occurred this week Harikar NGO have not conducted much of activities, however Harikar with its various projects had its share of activities on Wednesday and Thursday (8-9/October 2014). • The Cash Assistance team were able to contact around (45) beneficiaries to get further new details for the new CA assessment • Harikar Community Service of Gawilan team received above 213 families from Kobani, Cs team helped the registration team and also interviewed people, and helped people that do not have documents and have problems as follows, 17 cases have disability, 2 cases CHH, 26 cases FHH. Protection and…
13 Oct 2014

Islamic Relief - Activity Update

Monday, 13 October 2014
In Kirkuk, Islamic Relief is implementing a WFP programme to distribute Food Rations to 16,000 IDP families. This programme has been ongoing for three months. On the second day of Eid, Islamic Relief started to distribute 1000 bags of fresh meat to the most vulnerable IDPs & host community in Erbil. Each bag contained 2 kg of lamb meat. In the Shaqlawa District in the governorate of Erbil, Islamic Relief also distributed 1000 bags of fresh meat on the second day of Eid. Moreover they distributed 805 bags of children clothes to the IDP families in Shaqlawa.
lmost 6,000 internally displaced persons have received core relief items, distributed by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in the city of Diyalla, East of Baghdad, ahead of the Eid holidays in Iraq, which ran from 4 - 9 October. Fighting has forced millions to flee their homes in Iraq since December 2014. “We made a real breakthrough and I am sure the IDPs are breathing a sigh of relief. This is the first relief assistance for the many IDPs in and around Ba’aquba, living out of camp settings,” says Basil Khudair, DRC’s Protection Team Leader. The province of Diyalla, situated north-east of Baghdad, is currently hosting around 13,000 IDP families. Most of them fled from areas where fighting is taking…
07 Oct 2014
Qandil has issued it's first newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to raise awareness about the current humanitarian crises and the urgent needs of the extremely vulnerable communities that have, in recent years and months, settled in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in their search for refuge. The newsletter will shed light on the wide range of the humanitarian relief activities in the Kurdistan Region that the hundreds of QANDIL staff have been carrying with great support from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to help the 1.8 million refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).Please find attached the newsletter below: 
01 Oct 2014
Handicap International brings help to the Syrian refugees and the internally displaced people in Iraq, in both governorates of Erbil and Dohuk. Handicap International has launched an emergency response to support the most vulnerable people in camps and urban areas of the Dohuk and Erbil governorates - including people with disabilities, injuries or chronic diseases as well as older people. The association brings assistance to the Syrian refugees within the camps as well as to the internally displaced people who found refuge in urban areas and camps. Handicap International assesses and analyses the needs of the most vulnerable ones, help them to access humanitarian relief services, referring them to other NGO’s and associations when necessary and deliver assistance such as…