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Iraq: Inter-Agency Operational Update - Syria, 16-28 February 2015

Situation Report
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  • A total of 1420 cases (2808 individuals) of Syrian origin were processed by the UNHCR-PARC Registration centre in the Erbil Governorate.

  • UNHCR has successfully negotiated with the Department of Labour and Social Affairs of the KRG to include refugee children with special needs in their education program.

  • UNHCR conducted Participatory Needs Assessments for Syrian refugees in KR-I covering camp and non-camp settings, gathering information on protection gaps and community response capacity.

  • Nine BIA reports were finalized for refugee children.

  • In Dohuk Governorate, kerosene distribution was completed in Akre camp, covering 283 families (1,353 individuals).

  • A joint WHO/UNHCR mission on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) took place in the KR-I, 20-27 February, with the participation of representatives of MoH of the Central Government of Iraq and DoH representatives from the three Governorates of the KR-I. The mission assessed the needs and resources available for MHPSS services for refugees and IDPs through field visits and workshops in the 3 governorates. Key recommendations include the need for strengthening MHPSS coordination structures among the different stakeholder; building skills of medical personnel; and improving data collection.


44 UASC assisted

1,303 New Syrians from Kobani registered in KR-I

1,173 Children provided with psychosocial support

73,645 Food parcels distributed in the Erbil Governorate

1,900 Individual refugees relocated from temporary to permanent site in Kawergosk camp, Erbil Governorate