Iraq

Iraq: Humanitarian Access Severity Overview (May 2022) [DRAFT]

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DISTRICT ACCESS SEVERITY AS PERCEIVED BY HUMANITARIAN ACTORS

The May 2022 access severity monitoring conducted by OCHA indicated increased restrictions compared to the end of 2021; humanitarian organizations that participated in the monitoring reported a 32 per cent increase in districts perceived to have moderate or high access restrictions compared with the end of 2021. However, despite this increase, the access monitoring exercise indicated that there were still fewer access restrictions for humanitarian activities in Iraq in comparison with previous years (2020 and early 2021).

The focus group discussions found that 48 per cent of central and northern Iraqi districts covered by the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) had moderate to high access difficulties.
The districts with the highest access restrictions (29 of 60) mostly fall within the central and northern governorates of Al Anbar, Baghdad, Ninewa, and Salah Al-Din.

However, most areas of humanitarian operations, or 52 per cent of districts in central and northern Iraqi governorates remain accessible, i.e. with adequate resources and clearances for humanitarian organizations to reach and assist all or nearly all targeted people in need

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