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Humanitarian Updates in the Kurdistan Region

Humanitarian Updates in the Kurdistan Region

In this article you find constantly updated statements as well as information regarding the current humanitarian situation in the Kurdistan Region.

  • 2019 06 30: he United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) published the April 2019 Bulletin for Iraq. The most important aspect is the evaluation of the Iraqi Humanitarian Fund and the rehabilitation of the Mosul dam.

                  Read the UNOCHA bulletin here

  • 2019 05 31: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has published its May Humanitarian Snapshot following the crop fires affecting Iraq during May 2019 and how these have impacted the rate of returnees and the IDPs in camps.

                  Read the UNOCHA snapshot here

  • 2019 05 14: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) published the April 2019 Bulletin for Iraq. One of the highlight is the joint launching of the Humanitarian Response Plan between OCHA and the Iraqi Government. KRG Interior Minister, Karim Sinjari, was a speaker during the launching conference.

                  Read the UNOCHA bulletin here 

  • 2019 04 28: Currently the KRG is the host of 250,451 Syrian, 9,150 Turkish, 13,182 Iranian, and 760 Palestinian refugees. Contrary to popular perception, the majority of IDPs and refugees live with the host communities in the Region, while only 37% live in the 38 camps. 50% of the total displaced population live in Erbil, 31% in Duhok, and 19% in Slemani.

                  Read the full JCC report here 

  • 2019 04 02: The United Nations Refugee Agency has published the updated numbers of IDPs and Refugees in Iraq. 99% of Syrian refugees in Iraq live in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: 37% reside in 9 camps, while the remainder live in urban and peri-urban areas.

                  Read the full UNCHR report here 

  • 2019 03 19: Currently the KRG is the host of 249,892 Syrian, 9,129 Turkish, 13,123 Iranian, and 756 Palestinian refugees. Contrary to popular perception, the majority of IDPs and refugees live with the host communities in the Region, while only 37% live in the 38 camps. 50% of the total displaced population live in Erbil, 31% in Duhok, and 19% in Slemani.

                  Read the full JCC report here 

  • 2019 02 26: Since its launch in December 2016 by the KRG’s Council of Ministers, the One Stop Shop (OSS) in Joint Crisis Coordination Center (JCC) has provided a free-of-charge services including facilitation and FastTrack the custom clearance and coordination with all relevant authorities for the smooth movement for incoming numerous humanitarian cargo brought into KRI and other areas in Iraq by the international community.

                  Read the article here 

  • 2019 02 18: The Kurdistan Region currently hosts more than 1.5 million of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and refugees, numbering (1,123,177 IDPs) and 97 percent of Syrian refugees numbering (272,196 persons).

                  Read the full JCC report here 

  • 2019 02 13: The United Nations Refugee Agency has publish its 2019 Planning Summary for 2019, which gathers updated information about people of concern and the needed funding for the current of IDPs and refugees. The proposed number USD 607.7M.

                  Read the full UNCHR Planning summary here 

  • 2019 01 9: Currently the KRG is the host of 249,639 Syrian, 20,575 Turkish, 13,162 Iranian, and 756 Palestinian refugees. Contrary to popular perception, the majority of IDPs and refugees live with the host communities in the Region, while only 37% live in the 39 camps. 50% of the total displaced population live in Erbil, 31% in Duhok, and 19% in Slemani.

                  Read the full JCC report here 

  • 2018 11 12: The Kurdistan Region currently hosts nearly 1.5 million of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and refugees, including 30 percent of Iraq IDPs numbering (1,176,451 persons) and 97 percent of Syrian refugees numbering (283,546 persons).

                  Read the full JCC report here 

  • 2018 11 01: The Qudra programme support IDPs as well as refugees and people affected by the war with education, livelihoods and job creation.

                  Read the full article here 

  • 2018 10 01: The Kurdistan Region currently hosts nearly 1.5 million of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and refugees, including 30 percent of Iraq IDPs numbering (1,176,451 persons) and 97 percent of Syrian refugees numbering (283,546 persons).

                  Read the full JCC report here 

  • 2018 09 13: The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), mandated by the Kurdistan Region Statistics Office (KRSO), conducted a census in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq after more than 30 years since the last one.

                  Read the full IOM report here 

  • 2018 09 13: The Kurdistan Region currently hosts 1.4 million of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and refugees, including 30 percent of Iraq IDPs numbering (1,196,007 persons) and 97 percent of Syrian refugees numbering (280,176 persons).

                  Read the full JCC report here 

  • 2018 07 19: JCC and NCCI hold the quarterly coordination meeting with the International NGOs in the Kurdistan Region.

                  Read the full JCC report about the meeting here 

  • 2018 07 04: JCC hosts regular Humanitarian Coordination Forum to discuss the humanitarian situation in the Kurdistan Region. The meeting focused on the current capacity and preparedness on all sectors and the coordination challenges.

                   Read the full JCC report here 

  • 2018 05 23: Flood in the Sinjar Region leaves hundred of families strained. The humanitarian situation in Iraq is becoming a protracted displacement scenario that could remain unresolved for years. But it comes at a time when urgently needed humanitarian assistance in the country is threatened by a severe lack of funding.

                  Read the full UNOCHA report here

  • 2018 04 26: The KRG’s Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) appeals to the United Nations and international agencies to assist in helping Syrian refugees and other displaced people who reside in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

                  Read the full article here

  • 2018 04 19: Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, the Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, met with Head of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iraq, Mr. Bruno Guido in Erbil. Both sides discussed the current situation of refugees, the support of the United Nations and the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections.

                  Read the full article here

  • 2018 03 13: UNOCHA monthly Update: Humanitarian situation in Iraq in the month of February (available in English, Arabic and Kurdish)

                  Humanitarian Bulletin Iraq (March) 

                  Humanitarian Bulletin Iraq (February)

  • 2018 03 13: United Nations welcomes the decision to reopen Kurdistan Region Airports to International Flights

                  Read the UN statement here 

                 UNAMI reports

  • 2018 01 01: Report regarding the detailled consequences of the flight ban in the Kurdistan Region.

                  Read the full statement here