This report summarises the findings of interviews and focus group discussions conducted in July and August 2017 with 340 internally displaced persons (IDPs) at five different sites in northern Iraq. Interviews and discussions took place with IDPs living in urban areas of Erbil and Dohuk, as well as in Khazer, Hajj Ali, and Al Salamiyah camps.
This report summarises the findings of six focus group discussions conducted with Syrian refugees at four different sites in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq. The discussions took place in the Domiz and Kawergosk camps and in the cities of Dohuk and Erbil, the region’s capital. The overwhelming majority (97%) of registered Syrian refugees in Iraq live in Iraqi Kurdistan; of these 244,235 people, roughly half live in Erbil and a quarter in Dohuk, which are the areas focused on in this report.1
Overall satisfaction with the support and services provided at shelters
Most children are happy with the quality of the shelters and the support they receive. However, respondents would like better quality food, specifically meals that resemble what they would traditionally have at home. Children are also happy with the recreational activities offered at the shelters, but would like a better variety of sports and exercise activities.
This report summarizes the findings of 10 focus group discussions conducted with internally displaced persons (IDPs) and Syrian refugees at six different sites – in camps and urban settings – in northern Iraq. This is the second in a series of data-collection rounds looking at IDP and refugee perceptions of humanitarian assistance in northern Iraq under the Mixed Migration Platform (MMP).