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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: Qushtapa Public Health Profile Week 10 | 2-8 March 2014

This public health profile for Qushtapa refugee camp is compiled from health data obtained from reporting agencies. Data is collected using standardised Health Information System (HIS) data collection and reporting tools and aims to be as accurate as possible.

Agencies reporting:

DOH-ERBIL

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: Kurdistan camps summary Public Health Profile Week 10 | 2 - 8 March 2014

This public health profile for Kurdistan camps is compiled from health data obtained from reporting agencies. Data is collected using standardised Health Information System (HIS) data collection and reporting tools and aims to be as accurate as possible.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: Kawergosk Public Health Profile Week 10 | 2-8 March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Indicators normal.

Upper respiratory tract infections remain the major cause of morbidity

This public health profile for Kawergosk refugee camp is compiled from health data obtained from reporting agencies. Data is collected using standardised Health Information System (HIS) data collection and reporting tools and aims to be as accurate as possible.

Agencies reporting:
MSF

Alerts
One case of acute flaccid paralysis reported

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: Gawilan Public Health Profile Week 10 | 2-8 March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK

Health facility utilisation rate, above expected range.

This public health profile for Gawilan refugee camp is compiled from health data obtained from reporting agencies. Data is collected using standardised Health Information System (HIS) data collection and reporting tools and aims to be as accurate as possible.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraqi Kurds entrench political faultline with Syria border ditch

  • Iraqi Kurds say 17-km border trench is for security

  • Rival Kurds over Syrian border call it divisive

By Isabel Coles

ARBIL, Iraq, April 17 (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurds are digging a 17-km (10-mile) trench on their border with Syria, reinforcing a political faultline between the two rival parties that dominate on either side of the frontier.

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Inception Workshop on Developing DRR Capacity in Iraq

Erbil, 16 April 2014: Experts and senior officials from Government of Iraq, the KRG Regional Government, Governorates and UN agencies met in Erbil at the Erbil International Hotel from 15-16 April for the inception workshop of UNDP’s new ‘Developing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Capacities in Iraq’ project. This new initiative is the result of a long standing partnership between the Government of Iraq and the UNDP to contextualize disaster risks within in the broader development framework of the country.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: Duhok camps summary Public Health Profile Week 10 | 2 -8 March 2014

Key facts

Estimated total population living in Duhok camps:
61,490

*Camps reporting health data:
Domiz
Gawilan

Population:
Syrian refugees

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Iraq: Domiz Public Health Profile Week 10 | 2 -8 March 2014

Key facts

Camp opened: April2012

Planned capacity: 27,000

Area: 1.14 Kmsqr

Population: Syrian refugees, majority from fleeing from areas populated by Kurds

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: Erbil camps summary Public Health Profile Week 10 | 2 -8 March 2014

Key facts

Estimated total population living in Erbil camps: 27,028

*Camps reporting health data:
Kawergosk
Qushtapa
Darashakran
Basirma

Population:
Syrian refugees

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IOM Regional Response to the Syrian Crisis (as of 14 April 2014)

IOM provides assistance to internally displaced persons, stranded migrants and third-country refugees inside Syria as well as Syrian refugees, Iraqi and Lebanese returnees and vulnerable host communities in the neighbouring countries of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

International Organization for Migration:

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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 2 - 15 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With access easier, food for 112,500 people enters Syria’s hard-to-reach Deir-ez-Zor and Ar-Raqqa governorates in the first two weeks of April. An inter-agency convoy brings WFP food assistance to IDP camps in Idleb for the third time since the beginning of March, raising hopes of more regular future deliveries.

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Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits, attacks kill 21

04/17/2014 16:26 GMT

by W.G. Dunlop

BAGHDAD, April 17, 2014 (AFP) - An Iraqi policeman sacrificed himself to shield army recruits from a suicide bomber northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, as attacks mainly targeting security personnel killed 21 people nationwide, officials said.

The violence comes as Iraq suffers a protracted surge in bloodshed that has killed more than 2,650 people this year despite wide-ranging security operations against militants.

Agence France-Presse:

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis, 1 - 14 April 2014

Syria: IOM distributed essential NFI kits to 14,355 Internally Displaced Persons from Aleppo, Homs, Idleb and Lattakia.

Iraq: IOM teams in coordination with the local council conducted vulnerability assessments of 45 Iraqi returnee households in Al-Qadisiyah governorate.

Jordan: 5,449 Syrian refugees were transported from the Rabaa’ al Sarhan Screening Centre to Za’atri camp.

Lebanon: IOM is providing livelihoods support to 90 Lebanese returnee households through business counselling and in-kind grants.

International Organization for Migration:

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Iraq + 1 other
Syria Crisis Response - IOM Iraq Bi-weekly Report, 1 April - 14 April, 2014, Issue no. 83

OVERVIEW

45 Iraqi returnee families from Syria in Qadissiya governorate received NFI assistance and participated in a health awareness session.

AWARENESS SESSION

These families also attended a health awareness session hosted by IOM. The representative of the Ministry of Health conducted the session, focusing on key health issues and advice for the newly returned families. Of particular focus were women’s and children’s health issues, especially the importance of check-ups and vaccines.

International Organization for Migration:

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Equatorial Guinea + 19 others
Polio this week - as of 16 April 2014

  • In central Africa, a new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported in Equatorial Guinea. In total, three cases have now been reported from the country; genetic sequencing indicates the cases are linked to an ongoing WPV1 outbreak in Cameroon. Outbreak response in the country is currently being planned.

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Iraq + 1 other
Cleaning up Kawergosk Refugee Camp together

Erbil [ACTED News] – On the 8th of April, ACTED and other NGOs took part in a “Keep Kawergosk Clean” Initiative, in Kawergosk Syrians Refugee Camp, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. After 10 days of preparations, the day was a resounding success. Staff from 11 different organizations rolled up their sleeves and pitched in by collecting garbage across the camp’s public spaces together with members of the camp community.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 monthly update ‐ February 2014 - Education

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:
Enrolment rates in formal education among school‐aged children across the region remain extremely low, with some 44 per cent enrolled in school across the five refugee hosting countries. This figure ranges from 83 per cent in Egypt, 55 per cent in Jordan, 42 per cent in Turkey, 35 per cent in Lebanon, and 31 per cent in Iraq.

Critical investments in school infrastruc ture and capacity are therefore continuing. In Iraq, access has increased with the completion of five new schools, including one secondary school, in three camps in Dohuk Governorate.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 monthly update ‐ February 2014 - Basic Needs

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:
Distribution of assistance to help refugees and others through the winter continued during February, with some 85,000 people in Jordan and 53,000 in Iraq having recieved winterized non‐food items since the start of the year. In Turkey, more than 69,000 items of clothing and 7,200 blankets were distributed as part of the winterization measures during February. Assistance for the winter months is also provided through cash assistance which has reached almost 140,000 people in Jordan and 344,000 people in Lebanon this year.