NGOs Call on Authorities to Meet Obligations for Protection and Access in Iraq
The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI), a forum of 159 nongovernmental organizations working to provide aid and protection for civilians affected by the conflict in Iraq, notes the announcement by the President of the Kurdistan Region that he will step aside from 1 November 2017. We call on all parties to continue to prioritize protection of civilians and humanitarian response and to engage in an inclusive and peaceful dialogue for all Iraqis.
As the members of the global coalition to counter ISIL meet in Washington D.C. this week, 28 nongovernmental organizations working to provide assistance and protection for civilians affected by the conflict in Iraq share the following concerns and recommendations:
Considerations for protecting civilians and ensuring access to assistance during military operations
What is NCCI?
NCCI is a member-led organization that coordinates principled, collective NGO action in order to foster development, address humanitarian needs, and promote respect for rights in Iraq. Learn more about NCCI.
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Since September, ACTED has been providing an average of 20-25L of life-saving water per day to 26,930 conflict-affected internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bezabize and Habbaniyah Tourist City (HTC) IDP Camps in Fallujah District, Anbar governorate.
The United Iraqi Medical Society For Relief & Development – UIMS Funded by Kuwait Society For Relief, through (Kuwait By Your Side) campaign, inaugurated Al-Kuwait Al-Awla Prefab School for IDP Students in IDPs camps in Amiriyat Al-Fallujah in Anbar, which is out of 5 prefab schools as a first step, 2 of them in Saladdin, 1 in Dayala, & 2 in Anbar. The prefab school included 18 classroom, each classroom covers 34 students of the IDP Students in Amiriyat Al-Fallujah.
Shelter and Infrastructure construction in Erbil and Sullaimaniya Governorates
KURDS NGO partnership with UNHCR
KURDS Erbil Office in close coordination with funding agency (UNHCR), implemented the following activity in Erbil Refugees Camps:
1- Stone Cladding works for the Retaining wall
Complementary works for Phase 4 and construction Retaining wall: This project started on first of February and the implementation process completed in July, 2016
ALMORTAQA implemented new legal awareness workshop for IDPs within the project of legal clinics
ALMORTAQA legal clinics team hold on Tuesday a workshop in legal awareness attended by 35 IDPs in Alghazaliya camp in Baghdad. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR is funding This project, which aims to educate IDPs about their legal rights as well as providing consulting and acceptance of legal representations the beneficiaries.
Since 2014 International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation - IBC operating its humanitarian mission and concerned with refugees, and internally displaced people located in camps, settlements and urban areas across the country. Due to the ongoing armed conflict and armed groups’ attacks the affected population faces challenges many different types of obstacles, to survive and in accessing essential and vital needs, including food, appropriate shelter, health, education, water and sanitation especially in security comprised areas.
On 8th August 2016 late at night FUAD distributed ready to eat meals for the IDPs from Haweejah at the Buffer Zone in Kharab Alroot at Dibbis Axis, the families were in very critical situation in an open area and were in dire need of food, water, hygienic kits and milk for infants. These families were transferred to Nazrawa camp the next day. This project is being funded by the IHPF.
The Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) is a charity, independent and non-profitable organization and was formed in 2005 in the Kurdistan Region capital city Erbil. BCF dedicates its works and project on humanitarian efforts and helping poor people as well as refugees. The Barzani Charity Foundation gives great importance to education children and providing medical needs and equipment to disabled people across Kurdistan Region.
- Distribution of (125) baskets containing kitchen facilities, kerosene stove and kerosene for newly displaced families especially from Jazirat Al-Khlaidiyah to Al-Khalidiyah second camp
The United Iraqi Medical Society for relief & development UIMS funded through IHPF, Distributes food parcels in August 2016 to the IDP families in Al-Anbar governorate through monthly basis that continue for 6 months at a rate of 1600 parcels per month starting from 1st July 2016 to 30th December 2016.
ALMORTAQA provides more than 1,000 emergency meals for newly IDPs in the camp of Alhajaj
ALMORTAQA has provided more than 1,000 emergency meals IDPs in the camp of Alhajaj in Salahuddin province. ALMORTAQA team with a group of volunteers distributed the meals at the camp. It should be noted that the newly IDPs in the camp of Alhajaj are suffering of hard conditions and They are in need for more assistance.
ALMORTAQA supports 658 students for the successful performance in the second attempt exams in Baghdad
ALMORTAQA continues to implement the project (the future of education) for the second month in the district of Abu Ghraib in Baghdad. The project is designed to provide tuition in basic materials to 658 students from IDP's. It is worth mentioning that the project is implemented by ALMORTAQA the support of the community.
Funded by the Eurepean Union for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), and supported by Relief International organization (RI), The United Iraqi Medical Society for Relief and Development (UIMS) distributed 1500 hygiene kits at 1he 1st of Aug 2016 for the displaced families and the host community in Al-Nakheeb sub district in Anbar.
Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid is a leading Iraqi NGO, founded in 2004 with a goal to save lives and preserve human dignity. Mercy Hands Headquarters is located in Baghdad, and it has two satellite offices, in Babil and Karbala Governorates. According to 2015 - 2016 Work Strategy, Mercy Hands is currently active in the following humanitarian sectors: emergency aid, civil society and democratization, peacebuilding, protection, and health. For more information, please visit Mercy Hands website www.mercyhands.net.
Anbar displacement emergency response
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) continues to provide emergency aid to newly displaced families from Anbar currently residing in Amiriyat Al-Fallujah and Ramadi. Last week NRC’s teams reached over 1,300 families with emergency food and water in addition to hygiene kits and baby kits containing baby toothbrushes, diapers, toothpaste and toys.
The activity report of 1 August 2016 from the Afkar Society for Development and Human Relief can be found attached below.
Rehabilitation, Education and Community Health (REACH) is a non-governmental, non-profit and independent Iraqi organization, conducting its activities in Diyala, Kirkuk, Erbil, Duhok, Ninevah and Sulaimaniya governorates of Iraq. REACH provides humanitarian aid to IDPs, refugees and host communities, by assisting and supporting their efforts to make a difference in their lives and developing their capacity to respond to emergencies with the support of partner agencies.
Funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the management and operation of the Iraqi United Medical Society for Relief and Development (UIMS) mobile medical clinic No. 1 have been conducted in the Kilo 18 IDPs camp in Anbar province, where the medical clinic provides primary health services (curative and preventive) for displaced people in the camp, in the past week, in the days from 10-13 July, the clinic has served 711 patients of different ages.