Syria Response

Since 2012, IOM Iraq has provided much needed assistance to Syrian refugees in Iraq.

IOM Iraq has distributed vital relief items, facilitated border crossing, provided vocation placement and training, and given refugees the support they need to develop small businesses.

Explore the links below for further detail about IOM Iraq's assistance to Syrian refugees in Iraq.

While IOM has been working day and night over the past three weeks to support thousands of people displaced by the recent surge of violence in Iraq, the Mission has continuously provided relief items to thousands of Syrian refugees living in camps throughout the Kurdish region of Iraq.

In the most recent...

On April 24th and 27th, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with local government officials and representatives from UN agencies and NGOs, marked the opening of 128 shops and the distribution of 20 motorbikes to beneficiaries in Darashakran Camp and Basirma Camp in northern Iraq....

On April 24th and 27th, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with local government officials and representatives from UN agencies and NGOs, marked the opening of 128 shops and the distribution of 20 motorbikes to beneficiaries in Darashakran and Basirma Camps in northern Iraq.

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This biweekly report highlights the non-food item assistance provided to 3,307 Syrian refugees in Basirma Camp and 2,309 Iraqi returnees from Syria living outside of camps.

 

IOM provides school transportation for 475 Syrian Refugee children students daily from Domiz II, a Syrian refugee camp in northern Iraq, to five basic and secondary schools in Domiz camp. Beginning in January 2014, IOM worked with the UNICEF-run schools in Domiz camp to obtain the names of their students living in...

Hiveen, forced to flee from her home in Syria to Domiz refugee camp in Iraq, developed her entrepernurial skills through IOM's joint livelihood project with UNHCR and opened a sewing business in the camp. 

500 familiy hygiene kits were airlifted from IOM Iraq's central warehouse in Erbil, Iraq to Qaamishli in northeast Syria, providing much needed supplies to families living in this hard-to-access area. 

These IOM Non-Food Items (NFIs) were part of an interagency cargo organized by the Global Logistics Cluster...

In December 2013, due to Japan’s growing concern regarding the serious humanitarian situation facing Syrian refugees, the Government of Japan responded to a request from IOM and announced that they would be providing 800 tents and 10,000 jerry cans to Syrian refugees in Iraq. In addition to its donation to IOM Iraq...

On 18 November 2013, IOM Iraq, in partnership with UNHCR and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), in close coordination with UNICEF, and supported by the camp’s Development and Modification Centre (DMC), organised an art festival at the cultural centre in Domiz Refugee Camp. The art festival was...

The impact of the protracted and escalating situation in Syria is being felt throughout the region, with the growing refugee crisis as one of its most pressing consequences. Amid the rapidly deteriorating situation in Syria, the international community and national actors are struggling to respond to massive...

When the Peshkhabour border opened at 2pm on Thursday, 15 August, the original intention was to host 2,000 Syrian refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan. Yet in just ten days, over 42,000 refugees have crossed the border. As the number continues to swell, this influx represents the single largest wave of refugees into Iraq...

On 2 July 2013, IOM and the U.S. State Department’s Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) partnered to provide some relief to these families through distribution of 250 Non-Food Item (NFI) packages in Domiz Camp. This distribution is part of IOM’s NFI summerization project, which began in June 2013...

On 26 May 2013, IOM distributed 50 Non-Food Items (NFI) and hygiene kits to Syrian families living in Dahuk Region, northern Iraq. This NFI distribution was funded by the Government of Japan; it is the first in a series of distributions that will be carried out by IOM Iraq over the next few months.

The...

As Syrian refugees continue to flee the conflict into Iraq, IOM Iraq distributed non-food items (NFI) to refugees arriving in Al Qaim refugee camp and surrounding host communities in Anbar.

IOM Iraq distributed 200 NFI kits, each containing a kerosene heater, a rechargeable light, five mattresses, five...