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Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - April 2014: Social Cohesion & Livelihoods

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Mercy Corps trained 336 18-25 year old Syrian refugees at a business and life skills training. This basic business and life skills training will be followed by vocational training in tailoring, beauty salon skills, computer skills, and English and Sorani language training.

IOM provided business management trainings, basic stall (shops) and In Kind Grant (IKG) packages to 340 Syrian refugees (280 in Darashakran and 60 in Basirma camp.

DRC conducted Business Development Training (BDT) for 236 beneficiaries in Dohuk and 49 beneficiaries in Basirma Camp. Refresher BDT courses were done in Dohuk for the 50 beneficiaries. In Qushtapa Camp, business and procurement plans for grant have been evaluated and completed. Job placements were done in Erbil for 41 refugees and 25 host community members, mainly in construction, malls and oil stations.

In Al-Obaidi Camp, continuation of the projects started in 2013. These projects are opening of 10 shops in the camp, providing hatcheries to 24 female households, bakeries providing bread and tuk-tuks for transportation inside the camp.

In Anbar, surveys about non-camps refugees are conducted to identify suitable projects for the future Quick Impact Projects (QIPs).