Tag Archives | IDPs

Conflict stopping Displaced Families returning to Sinjar

Iraq: Conflict, destruction stopping displaced families from returning to Sinjar Widespread destruction of civilian houses, new clashes, and social tensions are stopping two thirds of displaced families from returning to their homes in Iraq's north-western town of Sinjar, according to a new report by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Nearly five years on from the […]

H&M donates Clothing to Displaced Persons in Iraq

People who have been forced to leave everything behind are among the most vulnerable in the world, and the situation is only getting worse, with the added emergency of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Many refugees have suffered tremendously due to the crisis, and UNHCR reports an urgent need to assist. In response, H&M has donated clothing to displaced communities in Iraq, to help families keep warm during the cold […]

US gives $19m to Vulnerable Families in Iraq

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a timely and generous contribution of US$19.24 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID-BHA). The funding will help provide life-saving assistance to 181,000 displaced Iraqis and 72,000 Syrian refugees in the form of cash transfers that support their immediate food needs. The U.S. […]

Korea Supports Vulnerable Families in Iraq

The Republic of Korea supports vulnerable families in Iraq to put food on the table The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a US$1 million contribution from the Republic of Korea to support WFP's food assistance for up to 327,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) and Syrian refugees until the end of the year, […]

Realities of Climate-Induced Migration in Iraq's Southern Cities

Realities of Climate-Induced Migration in Iraq's Southern Cities: New IOM Report Environmental degradation over the last 10 years has severely damaged Iraq's agricultural sector. Worsening water scarcity and quality has left the sector unable to support sufficient and sustainable livelihoods, particularly in rural areas, where it has long been the main workforce employer. This has […]

Germany supports Critical Assistance to Displaced in Iraq

Germany supports WFP's critical assistance to displaced and refugee families in Iraq The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a €6 million contribution from the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) to support WFP's monthly food assistance to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) and Syrian refugees living in Iraq. WFP monthly […]

US contributes $53.3m to UNHCR Ops in Iraq

UNHCR welcomes the generous contribution of USD 53.3 million by the Government of the United States of America (USA) towards UNHCR's protection and assistance programmes to support vulnerable displaced persons (IDPs) and Syrian refugees in Iraq. This contribution brings the total USA contribution to UNHCR Iraq in 2021 to USD 88 million. Thus far, the […]

ECW announces $12.5m Grant for Iraqi Education

By John Lee. Education Cannot Wait (ECW) had announced a new multi-year resilience programme that it says will reach a total of 192,100 forcibly displaced children and youth in Iraq. An initial $12.5 million catalytic seed-funding grant from ECW will be implemented by Save the Children in coordination with the Iraq's Ministries of Education in […]

Germany, IOM Strengthen Humanitarian Response in Iraq

Germany, IOM Strengthen Partnership for Evolving Humanitarian Response in Iraq During the ISIL conflict, an estimated six million Iraqis were displaced. Thousands of families have returned to their areas of origin since the end of the crisis, but unstable conditions in Iraq have caused a significant shift in the country's humanitarian situation. As country-wide camp […]

Addressing the Needs of Iraq's Most Vulnerable

Addressing needs of Iraq's most vulnerable critical for inclusive and sustainable recovery from COVID-19, new UNDP reports say Recovery strategies targeting Iraq's vulnerable populations - including women, youth and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) -  must be prioritized to ensure inclusive and sustainable recovery from COVID-19 in Iraq, according to two new complementary reports released today […]

HRW: Inadequate Plans for Camp Closures

From Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Inadequate Plans for Camp Closures Recent camp closures have stripped thousands of displaced people of essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic, with inadequate government plans for their return home, Human Rights […]

Iraq "makes major progress" in Closing IDP Camps

By Gilgamesh Nabeel for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq makes major progress in closing camps for the displaced After six years of displacement, Iraq has closed around 62% of its remaining camps for internally displaced persons over […]