Methodology and Background
Being heavily used by trucks delivering water and other goods, the network of roads leading to and within camps is vital to the delivery of services. With the winter period delivering wet and cold conditions, road conditions can rapidly deteriorate, especially when constructed from compacted mud. Flooding due to poor run-off and overabsorbent mud road surfaces can produce long periods of flooding and produce long-term damage to the roads, as well as hinder access to camps.
In order to better understand the REACH Initiative collected road types during December 2015 and January 2016 to better understand the type of roads within camps across the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and neighbouring governorates. These maps are presented here in a single collection. Links to individual maps can be selected from the map on the previous page or from the Contents table below. Accompanying infrastructure maps are also available here.