The founder of Bahjat al-Baqir Charitable Institution, Sheikh Dr. Humam Hamoudy, who is First Deputy Speaker of Iraq’s Parliament, expressed his support for the agreement.
IOM Iraq has expanded its emergency programmes in response to the current crisis in 2014-15. It has distributed over 105,000 family non-food item kits and over 9,700 winterized tents and shelters to vulnerable IDPs across Iraq since January 2014.
Emergency response efforts include the provision of primary health care, psychosocial assistance and livelihoods programming. IOM also contributes to migration management capacity building through providing training for government officials.
Bahjat al-Baqir Charitable Institution offers poverty alleviation programming, health services, and emergency distributions for vulnerable and displaced people and orphans in central and southern Iraq. The organization runs 35 health clinics and offers training in cooperation with the Ministry of Health. It has assisted thousands of vulnerable people since its establishment in 2012.
IOM Iraq’s most recent Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), published this week, identified 2,683,668 Iraqis (447,278 families) internally displaced countrywide from January 2014 through 26 March 2015.