Iraq

Iraq Education Cluster Mosul Humanitarian Response Sitrep No 18: 05 February 2017

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Key figures

  • 56,660 school age children are among the recently displaced people by the Mosul offensive since 17th of October. Unfortunately this number is rapidly increasing as the displacements continues.

  • 23,799 children (48.9% females) are accessing non-formal education in the 25 Temporary Learning Spaces established in the camps, with a significant number more to be established over the coming weeks.

  • 3,915 (50.4% girls) children are accessing formal education in the 12 formal school spaces established in the camps in Hasamsham U3 and Hasamsham M2 .

Humanitarian needs

  • Urgent clearance of explosive hazards needs to be undertaken in newly accessible areas where schools are being reopened by Ninewa Directorate of Education (DoE).

  • 28 schools in Qayyarah and 7 schools in East Mosul have been referred to UNMAS Technical Teams for further clearance of UXOs.

  • Mine Risk Education is an essential activity needed urgently in schools that the DoE is re-opening.

  • Minor repairs and rehabilitations of schools in Eastern Mosul is needed to ensure that schools are safe for re-opening (including windows, doors, clean-up of glass and rubble, servicing of school water supply, fuel for heaters, etc.).

  • Among people recently displaced by the Mosul emergency, 56,660 are school age children (35% of the population coming from eastern Mosul city). Of these, 39,122 are currently not accessing any form of education.

Humanitarian response

  • As of the reporting period, 6,499 (3,448 boys and 3,051 girls) displaced children received support for non-formal education programs in Khazer M1, Hassansham M2, Daquq, Haji Ali, Qayyarah Airstrip, Jeddah and Tikrit. Cumulatively, 23,799 displaced children (12,184 Boys and 11,615 Girls) are participating in education programs in Temporary Learning Spaces (TLSs) in Khazer, HassanSham, Jad’ah, Zelikan, Haji Ali, and Qaymawa camps, in rehabilitated classrooms in Tikrit and Alam towns and in the Qadisiyya neighborhood of eastern Mosul city.

  • The DoE Ninewa has agreed for formal learning to start in camp settings, which is a great step forward for children to be able to continue their studies with the Iraqi curriculum. 6 formal school tents are being opened in HassanSham M2, U3 and Khazer, and 12 formal schools are operating in Qaymawa.

  • Over 70 schools in East Mosul have been supported with teaching and learning supplies.

  • The DoE confirms that almost 100,000 students have been registered in East Mosul as part of theBack to School campaign.

  • 15 partner staff, including 8 DoE representatives, were trained on Kobo Collect assessment tool in Dahuk. This training was conducted to improve the quality of rapid education assessments being carried out in and around Mosul.

  • 1,834 children were provided with students’ kits in Hassansham U3 and Khazer M1. These kits were provided to sustain and also improve the quality of learning.

  • Rapid EiE assessments are ongoing across newly retaken areas, including 120 schools in East Mosul and 141 schools in Qayyarah.