Tag Archives | IDPs

Video: Sunni Refugees Caught in Conflict

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Many who escaped fighting between army and ISIL say they are also targets of Shia armed groups who are destroying homes. Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports now from Kirkuk.

KRG, UN Finalise Response Plan for IDPs

The KRG Ministry of Planning and the United Nations have finalised an immediate response plan for Iraqi IDPs sheltered in the Kurdistan Region, including clear objectives to be met by 15 November 2014. The joint document states: "This massive influx of people in a short period has created a grave humanitarian crisis and is pushing […]

UN calls for more Shelter, Protection

After concluding a three-day visit to Iraq, UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos (pictured) said today that additional support is needed ahead of the long winter months for people who have been displaced by fighting, and for the communities supporting them. Iraq is facing an escalating emergency with up to 1.8 million Iraqis displaced since January. […]

Germany Funds Field Kitchens for IDPs

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €2 million from the Government of Germany to help fund its emergency field kitchens in Iraq supplying hot meals to over a quarter of a million people. Since August, WFP, alongside its local partner, the Barzani Charity Foundation, has successfully served more than […]

UNESCO targets 10,000 Out-of-School Children

UNESCO officials concluded a series of meetings held with director generals in Ministries of Education in the central government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan regional government, as well as representatives from local NGOs, to discuss ways to enhance cooperation and accelerate the implementation of UNESCO programmes targeting 10,000 out-of-school children and youth in Iraq. “UNESCO […]

Shelter Needs Acute in Northern Iraq

As the UN refugee agency continues a major aid operation for almost half a million displaced people in northern Iraq, pressure on accommodation remains acute. "Many schools are still being used to house the displaced. In addition, there is urgent need to reinforce tents and other housing in preparation for the coming winter," UNHCR spokesman […]

Saudis Provide Homes to Displaced Families

Funding from Saudi Arabia to the UN will allow UN-Habitat to provide shelter options for internally displaced people, commonly referred to as IDPs, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Following the takeover of Mosul by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant movement – ISIL – last June and the influx of more than […]

KRG/UN Joint Press Statement

A comprehensive count carried out jointly by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the United Nations indicates that some 850,000 Iraqis have been displaced and sought refuge in all three Kurdistan Region governorates since January 2014. According to the Kurdish Ministry of Planning and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) the vast majority of the […]

More than 370,000 Newly Displaced People in Iraq

With security in Iraq continuing to deteriorate, field teams from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have delivered emergency assistance and are gathering information on the needs and locations of large numbers of displaced people. Because of the ongoing fighting, the teams are unable to reach some areas of the governorates of Ninewa, Salah al-Din, […]

$100m Appeal for Anbar

The United Nations Iraq and the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement today launched an appeal to address the immediate humanitarian needs of the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the ongoing fighting in Anbar Province. The Strategic Response Plan will benefit up to 240,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as well as those within […]

Over 1 Million Displaced Iraqis Face Tough Future

On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations in Iraq is raising awareness of the plight of the 1.1 million Iraqis who are registered as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), driven to flee because of eviction, urbanization, conflict or political strife. “IDPs are among Iraq’s most vulnerable populations,” said Jacqueline Badcock, United Nations Deputy […]

Educational Support Programme for Refugees

Around 1.5 million people in Iraq are refugees or internally displaced people, women, men and children who struggle every day to meet their basic needs and access essential services. While finding shelter and ensuring food for these people are obvious immediate priorities, education should be part of the emergency response as well as of long-term […]