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UNHCR Iraq: Syria Situation Operational Update (July – September 2018)

Situation Report
Originally published


In line with its mandate and in support of the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, leads the humanitarian response to the Syria situation in Iraq. In doing so, it coordinates the intervention of 10 UN agencies and over 30 local and international NGOs through the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP).


250,184 Syrian refugees registered in Iraq

37% Syrian refugees living in camps and 63% living out of camps

99% of Syrian refugees in Iraq live in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

69% of Syrian refugees in Iraq are women and children


From July to September 2018, UNHCR conducted household-level protection monitoring of 2,375 households (HH) – 9,047 individuals. This has provided a representative sample of the population upon which the below statistics are based.


During the third quarter of 2018, UNHCR and its partners, in collaboration with governmental counterparts, continued supporting Syrian refugees through the provision of multi-purpose cash assistance, upgrading of shelters and key camp infrastructures, awareness sessions on gender-based violence and child protection, personal legal counselling, and other protection activities. In addition, UNHCR designed more than ten quick impact projects to be implemented in the coming quarter. The projects will focus on the rehabilitation of essential facilities such as health centers, WASH infrastructures, and schools.


  • 61,952 Syrian refugees received assistance through medical consultations

  • 9,622 girls and boys were provided with access to child friendly spaces

  • 1,327 Syrian refugees were reached with gender based violence awareness activities

  • 1,069 Syrian refugees benefited from temporary employment activities

  • 10,548 children affected by conflict were enrolled in primary formal education

  • 2,493 Syrian refugees received legal assistance