Iraq: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 31 October 2018)
As the year draws to an end, humanitarians in Iraq face a number of challenges in serving people in need. Heavy rainfall and severe flooding in northern and central Iraq has led to the washing away of roads and bridges and damage to buildings. Winterization efforts in IDP camps experiencing gaps in service delivery with regards to the provision of kerosene and tent repair and rehabilitation. Several NGO partners have reported access constraints at various checkpoints throughout northern Iraq, as security actors asked for additional documentation separately from the access letters provided by the government Joint Coordination and Monitoring Centre (JCMC) and the Prime Minister’s office.
Looking ahead to 2019, the humanitarian community is finalizing the Humanitarian Needs Overview and drafting the Humanitarian Response Plan. The 2019 response will target 1.75 million people in need 35 districts across seven governorates with high or very high severity of needs. Parameters will be built on three proposed Strategic Objectives: SO1: Transition to Durable Solutions for IDPs; SO2: Centrality of Protec- tion; and SO3: Contingency Planning and Preparedness.