Emergency shelter and NFI assistance to improve living conditions of most vulnerable families in Ira
February 2, 2021 Ongoing projects

Emergency shelter and NFI assistance to improve living conditions of most vulnerable families in Ira

Full name: Emergency shelter and NFI assistance to improve living conditions of most vulnerable families in Iraq

Duration: October 2020 - June 2021

Following the start of the conflict in 2014, in late 2017 areas previously under the control of ISIL were regained - this include parts of Ninewah, Salahadin, Kirkuk and Anbar governorates. Although the security situation remains dynamic in some areas, there has been large scale return to retaken governorates. At this time, significant humanitarian needs remain with 6.7 million in need of humanitarian assistance (HNO 2019). Returnees, IDPs as well as those that remained in areas under ISIL control through the conflict (remainees) have a range of critical humanitarian needs to enable survival and development. The toll of four years of intensive combat on Iraq’s civilian population has been enormous. Of the almost 6 million people displaced since the rise of ISIL in 2014, the humanitarian needs are immense with 1,607,148 internally displaced persons (IDPs) (around 300,000 families) dispersed across 106 districts and 3,116 locations in Iraq as of June 2019 according to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). High numbers of IDPs are expected to live in camps and informal settlements in 2019 through 2020 and will be in need for humanitarian assistance.

The project aims to provide shelter and non-food assistance to the most vulnerable, out of camps internally displaced people (IDPs) and returnees (people who fled but came back to the country of their origin) who live in informal settlements and critical shelters, in order to improve their living conditions toward dignified, secure and adequate conditions. The project covers several areas in Iraq, namely Dohuk, Salah Al Din and Anbar Governorates. 

Project Goal:

To respond to the basic shelter needs through improving the living conditions of most vulnerable out of camps IDPs living in informal and critical shelters in Dohuk, Salah Al Din and Anbar Governorates

Implementation and Results: 

  • 21 756 highly vulnerable IDPs out of camps, supported with shelter interventions (including emergency upgrade or repair of critical shelters, UAB, collective centers, distributions of SOK, rental subsidies) in kind or through cash based intervention
  • 3 536 SOKs distributed (=sealing off kits containing material for emergency shelter repairs)
  • 850 critical shelters rehabilitated
  • 48 households supported with rental subsidies 
  • 2,986 NFI kits distributed (material aid including for example stoves)
  • 75 people from local non-governmental organizations and INGOs’ national staff have improved capacity through successful partnership (trainings on project cycle management, security management etc.)

Partner:

2020: UN Habitat, SEDO (Sahara Economic Development Cooperation) 

2021: SWEDO, SSORD

Total budget: 2 253 798 EUR

Donor: OCHA (under Iraqi Humanitarian Fund)