IOM continues to respond to the current crisis in Iraq through non-food item and shelter distribution, livelihoods assistance, and health and psychosocial support, in order to assist the most vulnerable displaced persons and host-communities.
In response to acute health needs in northern Iraq, nine IOM mobile medical teams in Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Dohuk and Kirkuk conducted more than 4,500 primary health care consultations for displaced persons from March 27 – April 16.
The IOM health clinic in Esian IDP Camp in Dohuk received over 2,500 patient visits.
According to IOM’s most recent Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), ongoing military operations in Salah al Din governorate caused intra-governorate displacement and displacement to surrounding governorates of Kirkuk, Ninewa and Baghdad. Recent clashes in Anbar have also caused mass displacement to Baghdad governorate.
IOM Rapid Assessment and Response Teams (RART) staff distributed 950 NFI kits over the March 27 – April 16 period in Baghdad in the areas of in Al-Adhamiya, Kharkh – Al-Risala, and Abu Ghraib, mainly to newly-arrived displaced persons.
In Kirkuk, 500 NFI kits and 125 tents were distributed, also mainly in response to new displacement. The tent distribution took place in Daquq district in coordination with the Kirkuk Provincial Council IDP Committee.
Additional NFI distributions took place in Erbil, Dohuk and Diyala. Family non-food item kits (NFI) include mattresses, pillows, blankets, towels, heaters, cooking stoves, plastic cabinets, hygiene kits, carpets, and kitchen sets.
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