NGOs Call on Authorities to Meet Obligations for Protection and Access in Iraq
The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI), a forum of 159 nongovernmental organizations working to provide aid and protection for civilians affected by the conflict in Iraq, notes the announcement by the President of the Kurdistan Region that he will step aside from 1 November 2017. We call on all parties to continue to prioritize protection of civilians and humanitarian response and to engage in an inclusive and peaceful dialogue for all Iraqis.
As the members of the global coalition to counter ISIL meet in Washington D.C. this week, 28 nongovernmental organizations working to provide assistance and protection for civilians affected by the conflict in Iraq share the following concerns and recommendations:
Considerations for protecting civilians and ensuring access to assistance during military operations
Since September, ACTED has been providing an average of 20-25L of life-saving water per day to 26,930 conflict-affected internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bezabize and Habbaniyah Tourist City (HTC) IDP Camps in Fallujah District, Anbar governorate.
The United Iraqi Medical Society For Relief & Development – UIMS Funded by Kuwait Society For Relief, through (Kuwait By Your Side) campaign, inaugurated Al-Kuwait Al-Awla Prefab School for IDP Students in IDPs camps in Amiriyat Al-Fallujah in Anbar, which is out of 5 prefab schools as a first step, 2 of them in Saladdin, 1 in Dayala, & 2 in Anbar. The prefab school included 18 classroom, each classroom covers 34 students of the IDP Students in Amiriyat Al-Fallujah.