Tag Archives | internally displaced persons

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 […]

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, […]

UN Responds to Urgent Food Needs

UN World Food Programme Responds to Urgent Needs of Displaced People in Iraq The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching an initial emergency operation to provide food assistance to 43,500 of the most vulnerable people displaced by conflict this week in Iraq. WFP has deployed emergency and logistics staff to Erbil in the […]

$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 […]

US, Iraq Sign MoU on Disadvantaged Populations

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012, the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement to provide adequate protection and assistance to displaced persons and help the Ministry provide improved services to internally displaced persons and refugees. The MOU […]