Syrian Refugee Response / Iraq: Monthly Information Kit - April 2014, No. 4

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 23 Apr 2014 View Original


The objective of issuing this Information Kit (iKit) on monthly basis is to offer an updated and instant overview about the current humanitarian operations of Refugee Response for the Syrian crises started since 2011.

Such a view would be vital for prompt and predictable responses, evidence-based decision-making, utilizing the information collected to the maximum extent possible. The information here is collated by UNHCR Information Management Unit to support UNHCR’s coordination of the Refugees Operations and to enhance the targeting of assistance and resources for persons of concern. It is hoped that the information products contained throughout this iKit will improve coordination among a great number of actors in refugee response.

The contents of this issue starts with Refugee Figures & Facts (P.3) providing an overview of Syrian refugees in the neighboring countries: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. For Iraq, it shows the geographic distribution of Syrian refugees (about %97 in KR-I three governorates and %3 in the rest of Iraq), camps and urban population, and the percentage of refugees vis-à-vis the host community population. The UNHCR Registration Trends (P.4) presents the stats of the refugees, Age and Gender Break-down, their places of origin in Syria and their current locations in Iraq.

The categories of Refugee Response Plan (RRP) and their prioritization are presented with the funding status, objectives, sectors and the agencies involved as a part of the regional strategy plan (PP. 5-6). The list of indicators of all sectors (P.7) as planned for implementation is provided here as a guideline for a common departure point between the sector groups, but also among all sectors and field staff. It would facilitate communication about the program among all actors. Then (P.8) provides a list of the Agencies (Acronyms & Full Names) supporting RRP. These sectors are active in the refugee camps visualized in a list and a map (PP. 9-10).

Further, the agencies’ presence, their activities per sectors and their specific location of intervention throughout Iraq can be found in Iraq: Who’s doing What, Where ( 3Ws ) (P. 11 ) whereas Anbar 3Ws ( P.12) , Duhok 3Ws (P.13.1 & 13.2), Erbil 3Ws (P14), Sulaymaniyah 3Ws (P.15) show the names and the number of agencies interventions per sector and governorate. This can be considered as a tool of activity gap analysis.

Also, the Camp profiles are presenting information about the camps collated from multiple data sources in order to give a comprehensive picture of the situation. Thus, the reader finds camp profiles for Al-Obaidi Camp (P.13), Arbat Camp (P.14), Basirma Camp (P.15), Darashakran (P.16),
Domiz Camp (P.17), Gawilan Camp (P.18) Kawergosk (P.19) and Qushtapa camp (P.20).
At last not at least, we wish to emphasize that without the contribution of members of all sectors, field staff, program unit and the support of UNHCR coordination this iKit would have been impossible, whereas our collective efforts made it possible. Thanks for the support.