IOM Iraq News

18 Apr, 2017
Iraq - As the Mosul operation continues and aid agencies expect thousands more people to flee clashes in Iraq’s Ninewa governorate, a recent study conducted by IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) takes a comprehensive look at displacement and return across the country.The Integrated Location Assessment (...
15 Apr, 2017
 The International Organization for Migration‭ (‬IOM‭), the University of Kurdistan Hawler (UKH), and Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), are pleased to announce the‭ ‬“Migration and Displacement in Iraq”...
12 Apr, 2017
  Since February 2017, IOM manages a Family Assistance Program (FAP) service center in Erbil, in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, in partnership with the German Consulate General in Erbil, to offer a wide range of support services to both Syrian and Iraqi families applying for a German family reunion (FR) visa....
11 Apr, 2017
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #20 covers IOM Iraq activities from 23 March - 5 April 2017 in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates. As military operations in the Mosul corridor continue, IOM is assisting displaced families and affected communities...
06 Apr, 2017
Since 2007, IOM has been contributing to the stabilization of Iraq by improving the resilience of communities and promoting social cohesion. IOM aims to achieve this through a comprehensive approach to transition and recovery that encompasses five main outcome areas:1. Increasing Human Capital 2. Promoting Good...
04 Apr, 2017
Iraq - In conflict-affected and retaken areas in Ninewa governorate, Iraq, community members are implementing peacebuilding activities to promote dialogue and enhance social cohesion within their communities.The peacebuilding activities have been carried out by 10 community “peace builders” trained and mentored...
31 Mar, 2017
Iraq - As the Mosul battle to retake Iraq’s northern city approaches its seventh month, responding to the needs of affected people has become IOM’s top priority, according to the UN Migration Agency’s Iraq Crisis Funding Appeal.To meet the urgent needs of nearly a million beneficiaries throughout the country, IOM...
30 Mar, 2017
In 2017, IOM Iraq continues to address the overwhelming needs of displaced Iraqis, host communities and returnees across Iraq. In close coordination with government authorities, partners in the Humanitarian Country Team, clusters and NGOs, IOM Iraq delivers a comprehensive emergency response, incorporating Shelter/Non...
29 Mar, 2017
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #19 covers IOM Iraq activities from 9 to 22 march 2017 in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates.As military operations in the Mosul corridor continue, IOM is assisting displaced families and affected communities through the...
28 Mar, 2017
Iraq - Since 25 February, when people from West Mosul first began to flee, the IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has tracked a total of 27,634 families (165,744 individuals) in their location of displacement.The largest group of these displaced people – 28,770 individuals – is sheltering in the Qayyara...
27 Mar, 2017
The International Organization for Migration‭ (‬IOM‭), the University of Kurdistan Hawler (UKH), and Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), are pleased to announce the‭ ‬“Migration and Displacement in Iraq” conference,...
19 Mar, 2017
Iraq - IOM Iraq, with Qatar’s Red Crescent Society (QRCS), officially opened its 50-bed field hospital in Mosul, boasting two operation theatres and post-operative care to receive and treat cases from internally displaced persons (IDPs) from West Mosul.Set up in the Ninewa governorate, the field hospital also has...
16 Mar, 2017
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #18 covers IOM Iraq activities from 23 February to 8 march 2017 in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates. As military operations in the Mosul corridor continue, IOM is assisting displaced families and affected...
13 Mar, 2017
Since 2007, IOM has been contributing to the stabilization of Iraq by improving the resilience of communities and promoting social cohesion. IOM aims to achieve this through a comprehensive approach to transition and recovery that encompasses five main outcome areas:1. Increasing Human Capital 2. Promoting Good...
12 Mar, 2017
Iraq - In the midst of ongoing operations in Mosul, the Government of Japan is providing USD 6.7 million to IOM to support its humanitarian response to displacement in Iraq.Over a one-year period, this contribution will support IOM to assist internally displaced Iraqis, as well as returnees and host community...
07 Mar, 2017
Iraq - A delegation of diplomats and aid officials visited Erbil, Iraq 3-5 March 2017 to see first-hand IOM humanitarian projects in response to the ongoing displacement crisis.Over three million Iraqis have continued to be displaced across Iraq since January 2014. More than 211,000 Iraqis are currently...
03 Mar, 2017
Iraq - IOM Iraq and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Erbil this week hosted the official opening of a Family Assistance Programme (FAP) service centre for Syrians and Iraqis in Erbil.The centre was officially opened by Karim Sinjari, Minister of Interior of the Kurdistan Regional...
28 Feb, 2017
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #17 covers IOM Iraq activities from 9 - 22 February 2017 in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates.As military operations in the Mosul corridor continue, IOM is assisting displaced families and affected communities through...
28 Feb, 2017
Iraq - Since the February 19 start of Iraqi forces’ efforts to retake Mosul’s western sector, IOM reports over 10,000 men, women and children now have been displaced in the zone, according to Iraq’s Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MoMD).Along with the 3,000-4,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs)...
24 Feb, 2017
Iraq - When they return to their home communities, Iraqis displaced by the current crisis face a host of challenges, including the destruction of infrastructure, housing and property.  Access to basic services, availability of drinking water, food, health care, shelter and livelihood opportunities are all...
17 Feb, 2017
Iraq - As military operations to retake Mosul intensify, concerns mount that these operations may displace additional tens of thousands of civilians – beyond the 160,000-plus individuals currently categorized as “displaced” in the Mosul region after four months of combat.Nonetheless, IOM’s Displacement...
14 Feb, 2017
Iraq - IOM Iraq’s Community Stabilization Handbook, published last week, provides an overview of the situation in 15 Iraqi governorates, including 51 communities, and of the achievements of IOM’s Transition and Recovery initiatives in Iraq.More than 3 million Iraqis are currently displaced by the...
13 Feb, 2017
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #16 covers IOM Iraq activities from 26 January - 8 February 2017 in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates.As military operations in the Mosul corridor continue, IOM is assisting displaced families and affected communities...
03 Feb, 2017
Iraq - IOM Iraq Chief of Mission Thomas Lothar Weiss visited Kerbala and Najaf governorates in central Iraq this week, to meet with local authorities, review joint humanitarian efforts, and discuss the needs of internally displaced Iraqis and host communities.Both governorates are experiencing increased pressure...
01 Feb, 2017
Since 2007, IOM has been contributing to the stabilization of Iraq by improving the resilience of communities and promoting social cohesion. IOM aims to achieve this through a comprehensive approach to transition and recovery that encompasses five main outcome areas: 1. Increasing Human Capital 2. Promoting Good...
01 Feb, 2017
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #15 covers IOM Iraq activities from 19 - 25 January 2017 in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates as a result of military operations in the Mosul corridor.
31 Jan, 2017
Iraq - Over 20,300 displaced Iraqis are now taking shelter at Al-Qayara emergency site and 1,770 at Haj Ali emergency site, both in Ninewa governorate, Iraq. The sites are constructed by IOM in cooperation with the Government of Iraq’s Ministry of Displacement and Migration (MoMD). All of these families fled...
29 Jan, 2017
28 January 2017  GENEVA – The needs of refugees and migrants worldwide have never been greater, and the U.S. resettlement program is one of the most important in the world.  The longstanding U.S. policy of welcoming refugees has created a win-win situation: it has saved the lives of some of the most...
27 Jan, 2017
Iraq - A Community Policing Forum (CPF) was established earlier this week in Al Qayara, Iraq, marking the start of community policing in Ninewa Governorate, in an area newly retaken from ISIL.The first CPF meeting was attended by local police, NGO representatives and local community members. Several community...
24 Jan, 2017
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #14 covers IOM Iraq activities from 12 - 18 January 2017 in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates as a result of military operations in the Mosul corridor.  
20 Jan, 2017
20 January 2017Iraq - Al-Qayara emergency site in Ninewa governorate, Iraq, constructed by IOM in cooperation with the Ministry of Displacement and Migration (MoMD), is now hosting 18,543 individuals (3,224 families), all of whom fled their homes due to military operations in the Mosul corridor.Since the...
18 Jan, 2017
The International Organization for Migration‭ (‬IOM‭), the University of Kurdistan Hawler (UKH), and Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), invite you to submit an abstract for the conference on‭ ‬“Migration and...
17 Jan, 2017
Iraq - IOM’s work in community stabilization is assisting Iraqis affected by displacement and conflict to generate their own income and engage in meaningful work. This past week, IOM provided 47 displaced Iraqis with business support packages in Risafa, Baghdad. This livelihood assistance was funded by the...
15 Jan, 2017
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #13 covers IOM Iraq activities from 15 December 2016 to 11 January 2017 in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates as a result of military operations in the Mosul corridor. 
14 Jan, 2017
13 January, 2017Iraq - Nearly 13 weeks into the Mosul military operation against the Islamic State (ISIL) – which began on 17 October – over 144,500 Iraqis are currently displaced. The majority are in desperate need of life-saving humanitarian assistance, especially in the cold winter weather and rain.According...
06 Jan, 2017
Iraq - Since the Mosul offensive to retake Iraq’s second city from militants began on 17 October 2016, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix has tracked 22,217 families (133,302 individuals) displaced from the fighting.After a two-week lull in fighting, Iraq’s military and security forces launched their second...
01 Jan, 2017
Since 2007, IOM has been contributing to the stabilization of Iraq by improving the resilience of communities and promoting social cohesion. IOM aims to achieve this through a comprehensive approach to transition and recovery that encompasses five main outcome areas: 1. Increasing Human Capital 2. Promoting Good...
23 Dec, 2016
Iraq - In emergency centers, tents are filling with people who speak of leaving Mosul at night under the cover of darkness to avoid the militants’ wrath.It’s a tough slog, many say, with trenches militants have dug to prevent people from escaping filling with mud and rain as winter temperatures drop across...
21 Dec, 2016
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #12 covers IOM Iraq activities from 8-14 December in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates as a result of military operations in the Mosul corridor.
20 Dec, 2016
Iraq - The Government of Kuwait has donated USD 4 million to support IOM’s assistance to Iraqis displaced by military operations in Mosul.Some 106,692 Iraqis have been displaced by Mosul operations since 17 October 2016. Many are in desperate need of life-saving humanitarian assistance, especially in the cold winter...
18 Dec, 2016
Switzerland - A report arriving on my desk twice weekly tells a tragic story. It details the number of migrants who have died.  They die when the vessels smugglers cram them into sink, they die of exhaustion crossing deserts, or much worse they die when those holding them captive – in places like Libya –...
16 Dec, 2016
Iraq - Two months into Mosul operations, which began on 17 October, more than 99,300 Iraqis are currently displaced. Over 53,700 are from the central Mosul sub-district of Merkaz Mosul.Displacement continues with a net increase of over 5,800 individuals over the last three days (since 13/12.) Cumulatively, more than...
13 Dec, 2016
Iraq - Within the past week (6-12 December) over 9,800 displaced Iraqis have arrived at the Emergency Site in Al-Qayara Airstrip in Ninewa governorate. Most had fled their homes due to armed conflict and were in immediate need of humanitarian assistance.Arrivals continue daily, including 80 families who arrived...
11 Dec, 2016
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #11 covers IOM Iraq activities from 1 - 8 December in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates as a result of military operations in the Mosul corridor.
09 Dec, 2016
Iraq - Iraq’s Ministry of Displacement and Migration (MoMD) and IOM this week welcomed more than 5,000 displaced Iraqis (more than 800 families) to the new Al-Qayara Emergency Site in Ninewa governorate. Arriving from Mosul District, sub-districts of Markaz Mosul and Al-Muhalabiya, and from Al-Shirqat in Salah al...
06 Dec, 2016
Iraq - More than 82,000 people have been displaced by ongoing Mosul military operations since 17 October, according to IOM Iraq’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking. This figure represents an increase of more than 4,200 individuals in the past four days (since 2 December). IOM teams...
04 Dec, 2016
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #10 covers IOM Iraq activities from 24 - 30 November in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates as a result of military operations in the Mosul corridor.
02 Dec, 2016
Iraq - Winter rains and plunging temperatures have hit northern Iraq in the past two days, posing additional challenges for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and communities affected by military operations around Mosul.Current displacement from Mosul operations stands at 77,826 people since 17 October...
01 Dec, 2016
Since 2007, IOM has been contributing to the stabilization of Iraq by improving the resilience of communities and promoting social cohesion. IOM aims to achieve this through a comprehensive approach to transition and recovery that encompasses five main outcome areas: 1. Increasing Human Capital 2. Promoting Good...
01 Dec, 2016
Over 30 Community Policing Fora (CPF) have been established across the country, as of the end of November 2016, through the International Organization for Migration’s Community Policing Programme, which aims to facilitate dialogue and cooperation between community members and law enforcement authorities.By the end of...
29 Nov, 2016
Iraq - IOM Iraq’s Communications with Communities (CwC) team has developed three new community engagement videos to train staff and raise awareness among displaced people living inside and out of camps.The videos are funded by the European Union’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department...
28 Nov, 2016
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #9 covers IOM Iraq activities from 18 - 23 November in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates as a result of military operations in the Mosul corridor.
25 Nov, 2016
Iraq - Over one month into Mosul military operations, which began on 17 October, nearly 73,000 Iraqis are currently displaced from Mosul and adjacent districts (as of 24 November), according to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking. Between 19-23 November, there were relatively low...
22 Nov, 2016
22 November 2016Iraq - Over one month into Mosul military operations, which began on 17 October, some 68,100 Iraqis are currently displaced from Mosul and adjacent districts (as of 21 November) according to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking.Over the past four days total displacement has...
22 Nov, 2016
The first Global Migration Film Festival, organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), will take place in Erbil, Iraq. The film festival will open on 5 December (IOM’s 65th anniversary) and culminate on International Migrants Day on 18 December 2016. The festival is organized in...
19 Nov, 2016
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #8 covers IOM Iraq activities from 11 - 17 November in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates as a result of military operations in the Mosul corridor.
18 Nov, 2016
IOM Iraq Emergency Tracking: Mosul Operations - Data Snapshot, provides recent figures on Iraqis displaced from Mosul and adjacent districts, and their current location.
18 Nov, 2016
Iraq – One month into Mosul military operations, which began on 17 October, over 59,700 Iraqis are displaced from Mosul and adjacent districts as of 18 November, according to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking.As fighting is progressing inside the city limits of Mosul, more...
15 Nov, 2016
Iraq - The total number of individuals currently displaced in the Mosul emergency now tops 56,400 according to data released today (15/11) by IOM Iraq’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking. Since military operations to retake Mosul from ISIL began last month, IOM Iraq tracking shows...
11 Nov, 2016
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #7 covers IOM Iraq activities from 4 - 10 November in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates as a result of military operations in the Mosul corridor.
11 Nov, 2016
Iraq - An IOM Iraq mobile medical team based in Erbil travelled to the sprawling Hasan Sham camp for Iraqis displaced by the fighting near Mosul every day this week, visiting a facility that has swelled to over 1,700 families (10,200 individuals) since October 17, when military operations in Mosul began....
Community Policing training for displaced Iraqis and host community members, Basra, July 2016
10 Nov, 2016
The IOM Community Policing (CP) model for Iraq aims at bringing together community members and law enforcement officials to discuss security issues that most concern the communities. This is part of the IOM Iraq integrated approach to community stabilization which entails a combination of bottom-up and top-down...
08 Nov, 2016
Iraq - IOM Iraq today (08/11) reports its displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking identified 34,860 displaced Iraqis from Mosul and adjacent districts – up from 34,038 reported Monday – since military operations to retake Mosul began on 17 October, with significant population movements seen this...
06 Nov, 2016
On 5 November, IOM Director General William Lacy Swing visited two emergency sites that are being established by IOM Iraq at Qayara Airstrip and Haj Ali, both in Ninewa Governorate east of Mosul. These sites are being constructed to shelter displaced Iraqis from Mosul.Passing under the ever-present haze of burning...
05 Nov, 2016
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #6 covers IOM Iraq activities from 21 October to 3 November in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates as a result of military operations in the Mosul corridor.
04 Nov, 2016
Iraq - The IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) today (04/11) recorded a total of 22,224 individuals displaced by fighting in the Mosul region that began on October 17.The largest number of these internally displaced people (IDPs) are in Ninewa governorate, where 3,577 families, or 21,462 individuals have been...
02 Nov, 2016
Following the onset of the Mosul military operation in Iraq, IOM has begun responding to the humanitarian needs of those affected by the conflict. IOM works closely with the government authorities, OCHA and Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and the clusters to respond to the changing situation and needs as the...
01 Nov, 2016
Since 2007, IOM has been contributing to the stabilization of Iraq by improving the resilience of communities and promoting social cohesion. IOM aims to achieve this through a comprehensive approach to transition and recovery that encompasses five main outcome areas: 1. Increasing Human Capital 2. Promoting Good...
01 Nov, 2016
Iraq – On Tuesday (1/11) the IOM the IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) – the standard data source used to guide the humanitarian response – recorded a total of 17,916 individuals displaced by military operations that began on 17 October around the Mosul region.The total number of individuals is...
30 Oct, 2016
Iraq - A three-car IOM convoy travelled south from Erbil, Iraq, yesterday (27/10) into territory retaken recently from ISIL in Iraq’s Ninewah governorate. The convoy stopped in the district of Qayara to assess damage to schools and a hospital, and as well as to survey a former airstrip that is being prepared as...
30 Oct, 2016
Iraq - IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has identified over one million returnees since the beginning of the conflict in 2014 – the year in which Mosul was captured by ISIL.To date, the conflict has resulted in the forced displacement of over 3.2 million people, representing the largest displacement...
26 Oct, 2016
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #5 covers IOM Iraq activities from 7 to 20 October in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates as a result of military operations in the Mosul corridor.
25 Oct, 2016
IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix Launches Mosul Information Portal - A new portal has been launched on the IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix website to provide up-to-date figures on populations displaced following the military operations launched on 17 October to retake the city of Mosul from the so-called...
24 Oct, 2016
Under CRP V, IOM targeted 15 governorates across Iraq: Dahuk, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Anbar, Ninewa, Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Diyala, Baghdad, Babylon,Kerbala, Najaf, Missan, Thi-Qar and Basra. IOM conducted a detailed multi-sectoral profiling of all the selected communities to ensure that interventions were appropriately...
20 Oct, 2016
Iraq - IOM Iraq visited the recently retaken area of Qayara to hand over the Qayara Airstrip emergency site to contractors, and to distribute 350 winter non-food item kits to populations from al-Hud, an area recently retaken from ISIL. IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix “Emergency Tracking” has so far...
18 Oct, 2016
Iraq - IOM Iraq is undertaking research to investigate factors that limit displaced Iraqis’ willingness to return to their place of origin.The proposed research is in response to the current displacement crisis, which began in January 2014 due to territorial gains by ISIL in northern and central Iraq, and the...
18 Oct, 2016
Iraq - Military operations to retake the ISIL-held city of Mosul began in the early hours of Sunday morning. In a worst-case scenario, the humanitarian operation in Mosul may be the single largest and most complex in the world in 2016. IOM stands ready to assist displaced populations across the country through an...
14 Oct, 2016
   Iraq - To prepare for the expected displacement of people fleeing Mosul during military operations to retake the city from ISIL, IOM, at the request of the Government of Iraq and in collaboration with the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, has agreed to construct emergency sites in...
14 Oct, 2016
Iraq - IOM in Iraq is providing emergency shelter and camp coordination and camp management (CCCM) support for more than 12,900 internally displaced Iraqis living in camps in Fallujah district, Anbar governorate. These activities are made possible by a USD 1 million donation from the Government of Japan.Many of...
12 Oct, 2016
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #4 covers IOM Iraq activities from 24 September to 6 October in response to recent displacements from Salah al-Din, Ninewa and Kirkuk governorates as a result of military operations in the Mosul corridor.
04 Oct, 2016
Iraq - The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has provided funding for IOM to implement a project to contribute to stabilization of conflict-affected communities in Diyala governorate, Iraq.The one-year project aims to foster social cohesion, reduce tensions between local...
29 Sep, 2016
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #3 covers IOM Iraq activities from 9 to 23 September in response to recent displacements from Salah al-Din, Ninewa and Kirkuk governorates as a result of military operations in the Mosul corridor.
23 Sep, 2016
Iraq - More than 100,000 Iraqis have been displaced since 16 June 2016 by military operations to retake ISIL-occupied areas in the Mosul corridor.IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix identified that the majority of the recently displaced are from Salah al-Din governorate (districts of Al-Shirqat – more than 66,600...
IOM Iraq- Mosul Response Update #2 Cover- map + activities
13 Sep, 2016
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #2 covers IOM Iraq activities from 2 to 8 September in response to recent displacements from Salah al-Din, Ninewa and Kirkuk governorates as a result of military operations in the Mosul corridor.
08 Sep, 2016
Under CRP V IOM is targeting 15 governorates across Iraq, including: Dahuk, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Anbar, Ninewa, Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Diyala, Baghdad, Babylon, Kerbala, Najaf, Missan, Thi-Qar and Basra. IOM has exceeded targets, reaching almost 3,000 households across the country (approximately 18,000 individuals...
06 Sep, 2016
IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #1 covers IOM Iraq activities in response to recent displacements from Salah al-Din and Ninewa governorates as a result of military operations in Mosul corridor.
06 Sep, 2016
Iraq - Displacement continues in Iraq as military operations are ongoing; more than 90,100 Iraqis have been recently displaced from Salah al-Din (Baiji and Al-Shirqat districts) and Ninewa (Al-Qayara sub-district) between 16 June and 5 September 2016, according to IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency...
Photo-IOM provides transportation to displaced Iraqis
26 Aug, 2016
Iraq - Over 90,000 Iraqis have been displaced in the Mosul Corridor as military operations continue in preparedness for the liberation of Mosul. This includes over 82,600 IDPs who have been displaced from Salah al-Din (Baiji and Al Shirqat districts) and Ninewa (Al Qayara district) since 16 June, as recorded by...
16 Aug, 2016
Iraq - IOM Iraq today released a report: “Migration Flows from Iraq to Europe: Reasons Behind Migration”. The report explores the reasons why Iraqi migrants choose Europe, their hopes and expectations, and motives for returning to their home country.The qualitative study is based on 14 focus group discussions...
31 Jul, 2016
Under CRP V IOM is targeting 15 governorates across Iraq, including: Dahuk, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Anbar,Ninewa, Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Diyala, Baghdad, Babylon, Kerbala, Najaf, Missan, Thi-Qar and Basra.IOM conducted a detailed multi-sectoral profiling of all the communities to ensure that interventions were...
30 Jun, 2016
Under CRP V IOM is targeting 15 governorates across Iraq, including: Dahuk, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Anbar, Ninewa, Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Diyala, Baghdad, Babylon, Kerbala, Najaf, Missan, Thi-Qar and Basra. IOM conducted a detailed multi-sectoral profiling of all the communities to ensure that interventions were...
28 Jun, 2016
Iraq - The IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has identified and confirmed the location of 3,317,394 displaced Iraqis across the country from 1 January 2014 to 8 June 2016.While new displacements are going on, many Iraqis have started to return to their places of origin in liberated areas. IOM...
17 Jun, 2016
Iraq - After months of being unable to leave the city and living under siege, thousands of Iraqi families are currently fleeing the fighting in Fallujah via two main bridges, which were opened yesterday, 16 June. These displaced Iraqis join the more than 68,000 who already fled the city between 22 May and the...
14 Jun, 2016
Iraq - IOM is closely monitoring displacement from Fallujah in response to ongoing military operations in and around the city, which intensified on 22 May 2016. IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking identified a total of 43,470 internally displaced Iraqis (7,245 families...
07 Jun, 2016
BAGHDAD, 6 June 2016 – The UN and partners are in a race against time to provide life-saving assistance to people fleeing escalating violence in Anbar, particularly around the battle for Fallujah.On 5 June, UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the World Health...
03 Jun, 2016
Displacement and return trends continued throughout March and April 2016, most notably in Anbar, Ninewa, Salah al-Din and Kirkuk governorates. IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), as of April 28, identified 3,333,384 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 656,778 returnees, an increase...
17 May, 2016
IOM in cooperation with the American University of Iraq, Sulaymaniyah (AUIS) is organizing a tour of the AUIS women’s basketball team to promote gender awareness, social cohesion, volunteerism, and youth empowerment through education and sport. The audiences are youths, especially girls, at schools and camps for...
17 May, 2016
IOM Iraq’s recently released report “A Gendered Perspective: Safety, Dignity and Privacy of Camp and Camp-like Settings in Iraq,” which provides insight into the situation of displaced Iraqis and the differentiated impact of displacement on women, girls, men and boys.The report highlights gender considerations for...
15 May, 2016
Under CRP V IOM will target 15 governorates across Iraq including: Dahuk, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Anbar, Ninewa, Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Diyala, Baghdad, Babylon, Karbala, Najaf, Missan, Thi-Qar and Basrah. IOM conducted detailed multi-sectoral profiling of all the communities to ensure that the interventions were...
03 May, 2016
Iraq - IOM in Iraq is producing a series of 15 community engagement videos and radio announcements to raise awareness among displaced Iraqis on safety issues and other important concerns faced daily by vulnerable communities.  The effort is funded by European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil...
29 Apr, 2016
29 April 2016 Iraq Iraq - On 27 April, 100 Syrian families living in host communities in Erbil Governorate in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) received a one-off unconditional cash transfer to help them meet their most pressing needs, including food, shelter and healthcare. In total, 440 individuals...
19 Apr, 2016
Iraq - The latest IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) identified 3,418,332 internally displaced Iraqis (569,722 families) from 1 January 2014 through 31 March 2016.Considering the available information, the UN Humanitarian Country Team has increased the humanitarian response planning figure from 3.3...
18 Apr, 2016
Over 3.3 million Iraqis have been displaced due to conflict since early 2014; IOM Iraq has responded by scaling-up operations to meet the needs of Iraq’s most vulnerable displaced persons. In coordination with the Iraqi government, donors and UN agencies, IOM Iraq delivered life-saving aid to more than...
15 Apr, 2016
Under CRP V IOM will target 15 governorates across Iraq including: Dahuk, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Anbar, Ninewa, Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Diyala, Baghdad, Babylon, Karbala, Najaf, Missan, Thi-Qar and Basrah. IOM conducted detailed multi-sectoral profiling of all the communities to ensure that the interventions were...
15 Apr, 2016
April 15, 2016Iraq - IOM Iraq’s Community Revitalization Programme (CRP) is conducting provincial conferences in 13 governorates across Iraq between February and April 2016.CRP is a multi-sectoral programme that aims to contribute to stabilization in Iraq by improving the conditions for sustainable economic and social...
05 Apr, 2016
Iraq - The Federal Republic of Germany has donated EUR 4 million to IOM Iraq to support its “Strengthening Community Policing in Iraq” project between March 2016 and December 2017.By supporting community policing in Iraq, IOM enhances overall efforts to advance democracy, human rights and the rule of law in...
01 Apr, 2016
1 April 16Iraq - The Government of Japan is providing a total of USD 4 million to IOM Iraq to support internally displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees. This contribution will support IOM’s response to the current humanitarian and displacement crisis in the country and will fund two projects over 12 months.Some USD...
29 Mar, 2016
IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) reports that over 3.3 million Iraqis have been internally displaced since January 2014. More than 553,000 have returned to their places of origin in liberated areas, the majority to Salah al-Din and Ninewa governorates.During the month of February, increased displacement has...
20 Mar, 2016
Iraq - The MAGNET II project, which facilitates the sustainable reintegration of Iraqi nationals who voluntarily returned from six European countries to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) through vocational training and job placements, came to a close this week with a final meeting in Brussels.The gathering,...
15 Mar, 2016
Under CRP V IOM will target 15 governorates across Iraq including: Dahuk, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Anbar, Ninewa, Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Diyala, Baghdad, Babylon, Karbala, Najaf, Missan, Thi-Qar and Basrah. IOM conducted detailed multi-sectoral profiling of all the communities to ensure that the interventions were...
15 Mar, 2016
Iraq - A new study by IOM,  “Migration Flows from Iraq to Europe,” explores the experiences of recent Iraqi migrants, with the goal of gaining insight into their personal profile, decision-making process, journey and future intentions.The research, conducted in November and December 2015, was sponsored by...
09 Mar, 2016
Under the EU-funded HIJRA AMINA programme implemented by IOM Iraq, 21 officials of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spent ten days in an intensive advanced Training of Trainers (ToT) on Training and Document Examination. The course was designed to enhance the training skills of participants to enable them to...
08 Mar, 2016
Iraq - In 2015 IOM distributed over 74,000 lifesaving non-food item (NFI) kits as one component of IOM’s on-going response to the continuing humanitarian crisis in Iraq. These NFI distributions assisted over 427,000 vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs) across Iraq’s 18 governorates.IOM’s NFI kit items...
08 Mar, 2016
On International Women’s Day 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reaffirms its unwavering commitment to gender equality and empowerment for the hundreds of millions of women and girls across the globe who have left their homes, whether by force or by choice, and often in search of a better life....
05 Mar, 2016
IOM’s offices in Ghana and Iraq have helped a trafficked young Ghanaian migrant to return safely from Iraq to her home in Ghana’s Ashanti Region. Linda*, 22, was a teacher in a private school in Ghana, but was convinced by a middleman that she would earn more in Europe working as a waitress or as a supermarket...
29 Feb, 2016
IOM’s HIJRA AMINA programme and the Gesellschaft Fur Agrikulture’s (GFA Consultancy Group) implementing the Rule of Law and Criminal Justice programme, both funded by the European Union, joined forces in February 2016 to strengthening the response of law enforcement officials of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior in...
29 Feb, 2016
IOM, through its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), observed a marked increase in displacement due to ongoing con ict during the months of December 2015 and January 2016, most notably in Anbar, Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk. During these cold months, IOM has intensi ed its winter non-food item (NFI) and fuel...
23 Feb, 2016
Iraq - The latest IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has identified 3,320,844 internally displaced Iraqis (553,474 families) from 1 January 2014 through 4 February 2016.Considering the available information and the DTM methodology, the UN Humanitarian Country Team maintains the humanitarian response...
15 Feb, 2016
Under CRP V IOM will target 15 governorates across Iraq including: Dahuk, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Anbar, Ninewa, Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Diyala, Baghdad, Babylon, Karbala, Najaf, Missan, Thi-Qar and Basrah. IOM conducted detailed multi-sectoral profiling of all the communities to ensure that the interventions were...
02 Feb, 2016
Iraq - On Monday, February 1, 106 Iraqi nationals departed voluntarily from Belgium to Baghdad under IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme.The group consisted of 93 men, 13 women and 17 children, who travelled with family members (eight families in all). The passengers arrived safely in...
29 Jan, 2016
Iraq - IOM facilitated a study visit this week for government officials from the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) and the Bureau of Migration and Displacement (BMD) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) to France, Belgium and the Netherlands.The five-day study visit was organized through IOM’s MAGNET...
24 Jan, 2016
The crises in Iraq and Syria have caused unprecedented displacement and human suffering. In Iraq alone, there are over 3 million displaced Iraqis and nearly 250,000 Syrian refugees. Efforts to provide for these populations stretches the resources of local authorities and host communities. Displaced people have a...
22 Jan, 2016
Iraq - The IOM Iraq - German Humanitarian Admission Program (HAP) closing ceremony this week in Stuttgart marked the program’s achievements: the movement of over 1,000 of the most vulnerable women and children targeted in the ongoing conflict in Iraq to the State of Baden-Württemberg in Germany.Many of these...
15 Jan, 2016
Under CRP V IOM will target 15 governorates across Iraq including: Dahuk, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Anbar, Ninewa, Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Diyala, Baghdad, Babylon, Karbala, Najaf, Missan, Thi-Qar and Basrah. IOM conducted detailed multi-sectoral profiling of all the communities to ensure that the interventions were...
13 Jan, 2016
Iraq - On Sunday (10/1) IOM Iraq Chief of Mission Thomas Lothar Weiss visited Baghdad’s Zayouna Camp with Iraqi Member of Parliament Yunadim Kanna, Al-Russafa Branch Director of the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MoMD) Saffa Hamzeh, Deputy Governor of Baghdad governorate Jassim Al-Blkhati, Bishop Martin...
07 Jan, 2016
The most recent Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) reports that over 3.2 million Iraqis have been displaced throughout the country since January 2014. In addition, Iraq is hosting nearly 245,000 Syrian refugees, the majority of whom are residing in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.As of December 3, a total of 458,358...
18 Dec, 2015
Iraq - The IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) published yesterday, identified 3,195,390 internally displaced Iraqis (532,565 families), from 1 January 2014 through 3 December 2015.Considering the available information and the DTM methodology, the UN Humanitarian Country Team maintains the humanitarian...
15 Dec, 2015
Following the request of the Honorable Minister of Migration and Displacement to build the capacities of the Ministry’s technical and administrative departments, the EU-funded HIJRA AMINA Programme, implemented by IOM Iraq, conducted a Skills Development for Enhanced Migration Crisis Management training for...
09 Dec, 2015
Iraq - As winter temperatures set in across Iraq, IOM is distributing fuel for use in kerosene heaters to vulnerable refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities. These people, many of whom are facing long-term or multiple displacements and hardship, are often unable to afford the fuel...
01 Dec, 2015
Following a first workshop held in August 2015, IOM Iraq’s EU-funded HIJRA AMINA Programme gathered a smaller group of the Ministry of Migration and Displacement’s (MoMD) IT specialists for a fourday technical consultation from 23 to 26 of November in Erbil to further discuss the development of the migration...
01 Dec, 2015
Iraq – IOM Iraq last week facilitated a study visit for Iraq Ministry of Interior officials to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) in Lyon, France. The three-day visit was organized through IOM’s Capacity Building in Migration Management programme, funded by the Australian Department of...
20 Nov, 2015
Iraq - The IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), published yesterday (19/11), identified 3,181,176 internally displaced Iraqis (530,196 families) from 1 January 2014 through 5 November 2015.Considering the available information and the DTM methodology, the UN Humanitarian Country Team will maintain the...
16 Nov, 2015
Armed conflict continues to cause displacement in various areas of Iraq. IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has identified 533,773 displaced families since the onset of the crisis in January 2014.  However, as displacement continues, there is an increasing trend of Iraqis returning to their areas of origin...
05 Nov, 2015
From 26 to 29 October, IOM Iraq conducted a training course in Erbil on Skills Development for Enhanced Migration Crisis Management. Nineteen officials from local authorities and central government institutions of the southern governorates of Iraq attended the training, representing the Ministry of Migration and...
30 Oct, 2015
Iraq - IOM this week (28/10) hosted a job and training fair for Iraqi nationals returning voluntarily to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) from Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The event was held in Erbil, organized under the framework of IOM’s MAGNET II Project....
25 Oct, 2015
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Iraq, through its European Union-funded HIJRA AMINA Program, was hosted by the Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MoMD) in Baghdad to sensitize staff on the phenomenon of Trafficking in Human Beings (THB). The two-day session, held on 18 and 19 October 2015,...
22 Oct, 2015
While newly displaced persons experience difficulty in accessing safe areas because of ongoing conflict and restrictions on movement, IOM continues to deliver lifesaving aid across Iraq as access allows. Since January 2014, nearly 180,000 families have received non-food item kits from IOM, which include essential...
16 Oct, 2015
Iraq -  The IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), published this week, identified 3,206,736 internally displaced Iraqis (534,456 families) from 1 January 2014 through 29 September 2015.Considering the available information and the DTM methodology, the UN Humanitarian Country Team will maintain the...
24 Sep, 2015
As the Eid al-Adha holiday approaches in Iraq, mass displacement continues as a result of ongoing conflict across the country. Between 24 August and 5 September an additional 1,805 families have been displaced from their homes due to fighting around Kirkuk. The most recent DTM data also identified 11,864 families who...
22 Sep, 2015
On 13-16 September 2015, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Iraq conducted training in Erbil on Skills Development for Enhanced Migration Crisis Management, for 29 officials from the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) ministries, governorates and institutions, and six staff from local NGOs. The...
22 Sep, 2015
Iraq - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) yesterday (21/09) facilitated the relocation of 65 women and children from Dohuk to Erbil to Baden-Württemberg, Germany. These beneficiaries are taking part in the German-funded Humanitarian Admissions Programme, which with support from IOM, seeks to...
11 Sep, 2015
Iraq - The IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) published this week, identified 3,182,736 internally displaced Iraqis (530,456 families) from January 2014 through 27 August 2015.Considering the available information and the DTM methodology, the UN Humanitarian Country Team will hold the planning...
11 Sep, 2015
As fighting continues across Iraq, internally displaced Iraqis face challenges in seeking access to safe areas. Displaced Iraqis wait at checkpoints for sponsors to ensure their passage into safer governorates. There are reports of forcible evictions as local institutions become increasingly strained in both capacity...
07 Sep, 2015
Following the recommendation of His Excellency Dr. Jasim Mohammed Al-Jaff, MoMD Minister, and several high-level consultations with MoMD Directors on the importance of a sound data collection and management system, IOM Iraq’s EU-funded HIJRA AMINA programme has embarked on the development of a tailored information...
01 Sep, 2015
Late August saw the International Organization for Migration in Iraq take a crucial step in its fight against Tafficking in Human Beings (THB) as the European Union (EU) funded HIJRA AMINA programme held a collaborative training with key civil society members of Iraq. The four days of training also brought together Al...
30 Aug, 2015
Ongoing fighting in central Iraq continues to see large- scale displacement with Anbar and Kirkuk as major regions of origin. According to the IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix, from the onset of the crisis in January 2014 to 30 July 2015, a total of 3,171,606 individuals have been identified as displaced...
28 Aug, 2015
Iraq - IOM Iraq’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) updated figures, released yesterday, identified 3,176,946 internally displaced Iraqis (529,491 families) across Iraq from January 2014 to 13 August 2015.Based on the available information and the DTM methodology, the UN Humanitarian Country Team planning...
25 Aug, 2015
On 17-18 August, a Humanitarian Border Management (HBM) workshop for Central Government and Kurdistan Regional Government authorities was held in Erbil through the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Iraq’s HIJRA AMINA programme, funded by the European Union. The workshop aimed to initiate dialogue in Iraq...
21 Aug, 2015
Iraq - IOM Iraq’s Community Revitalization Program (CRP) held a partnership meeting this week to review the needs of conflict-affected families in Iraq, assess current activities, and plan future programming to most effectively assist internally displaced persons (IDPs).The meeting brought together IOM staff...
21 Aug, 2015
The stress of living for long, undetermined lengths of time in cramped quarters with little privacy and few personal belongings can be just as distressing as the original event of displacement. In response, IOM Iraq has joined with USAID OFDA to offer psychosocial support to displaced Iraqis.  Since October 2014...
19 Aug, 2015
In the framework of the European Union (EU)-funded HIJRA AMINA Programme,The International Organization of Migration (IOM) in Iraq brought together key decision makers from the Central Government of Iraq (GoI) and from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to consider housing, land and property (HLP) rights issues...
14 Aug, 2015
The IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), published this week, identified 3,171,606 internally displaced Iraqis (528,601 families) from January 2014 through 30 July 2015.Based on the available information and the DTM methodology, the UN Humanitarian Country Team has now revised its planning figures for the...
11 Aug, 2015
As part of the continued efforts of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Iraq to combat Trafficking in Human Beings within Iraq, The European Union (EU) funded HIJRA AMINA programme is pursuing its comprehensive awareness raising campaign through training. The event brought together a rich...
11 Aug, 2015
As mass displacement continues in Iraq through the hot summer months, there is continued need for immediate life-saving humanitarian response. The IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix has identified 3,164,154 displaced Iraqis. Approximately one quarter million of these IDPs, or 15% of the total, have been displaced...
01 Aug, 2015
Under the Community Revitalization Program, IOM is providing assistance to 44 communities across 10 Governorates in Iraq - Baghdad, Babylon, Basra, Dahuk, Diyala, Erbil, Kirkuk, Missan, Sualymaniyah and Thi Qar. IOM conducted detailed multi-sectoral profiling of all the communities to ensure that the interventions...
30 Jul, 2015
Since January 2014, more than three million people have lost their homes in Iraq. When assessing the devastating crisis across the country, it is easy to become lost in the magnitude of numbers. Yet, each of the more than three million people displaced across Iraq due to recent conflict has a story to tell. These...
10 Jul, 2015
With a view of understanding and strengthening potential for the diverse range of Iraqi expertise and skills abroad to support the country’s development, IOM Iraq’s EU funded HIJRA AMINA Programme conducted a workshop on “Government Engagement with Iraqis Abroad” from 6-9 July 2015 in Erbil. The workshop brought...
23 Jun, 2015
The International Organization of Migration (IOM) in Iraq, through its European Union (EU)-funded HIJRA AMINA Programme, continues to pursue capacity building Initiatives to empower Government of Iraq (GoI) officials to combat Trafficking in Human Beings (THB). Towards this objective, a two-day Counter...
21 Jun, 2015
Iraq - IOM Iraq held a migration crisis response training this past week for representatives of the Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MoMD), the governor’s office, and provincial council members from the governorates of Baghdad, Babylon,  Kerbala, Missan, Najaf and Qadissiya.The training was organized...
17 Jun, 2015
From 8-11 June, IOM Iraq held a training for provincial authorities of Babylon, Baghad, Kerbala, Missan, Najaf, and Qadissiya, including the governor’s office and Provincial Council Members, the Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MoMD) and focal points from IOM Iraq’s Rapid Assessment Response Teams from these...
11 Jun, 2015
The International Organization of Migration (IOM) in Iraq, through its European Union (EU)-funded HIJRA AMINA Programme, continues its efforts to address the pertinent facets of migration management to respond to a migration crisis. From 1 to 4 June, IOM Iraq hosted a training on ‘Psychosocial Support and Victim...
09 Jun, 2015
Under the EU funded HIJRA AMINA programme, implemented by IOM Iraq, officials from the Ministry of Interior (MoI) spent three productive days inspecting genuine and falsified passports from around the world – focusing on the security features inherent in identity documents, detection of forgery, and traveler interview...
09 Jun, 2015
From 25-28 May, IOM Iraq’s HIJRA AMINA, EU funded programme held a pilot training for the Ministry of Interior (MoI) border management training curriculum, currently being developed under the programme.The training was a prospect for IOM Iraq to present critical subjects and engage discussions with both senior and...
09 Jun, 2015
Under the EU funded HIJRA AMINA programme, implemented by IOM Iraq, officials from the Ministry of Interior (MoI) spent three productive days inspecting genuine and falsified passports from around the world – focusing on the security features inherent in identity documents, detection of forgery, and traveler interview...
01 Jun, 2015
Under the Community Revitalization Program, IOM is providing assistance to 44 communities across 10 Governorates in Iraq - Baghdad, Babylon, Basra, Dahuk, Diyala, Erbil, Kirkuk, Missan, Sualymaniyah and Thi Qar. IOM conducted detailed multi-sectoral profiling of all the communities to ensure that the interventions...
31 May, 2015
Through a training aimed at supporting law enforcement officials in combating the crime of Trafficking in Persons (TiP), IOM Iraq rallied a diverse group of law enforcement officials whose mandate is to counter TiP in Iraq. The training held in Erbil from 18 to 21 May focused on detection, interviewing and...
21 May, 2015
IOM Iraq joined together Human Rights officials from across Iraq in Erbil for a multi-dimensional training aimed at reinforcing capacities of human rights advocates in supporting vulnerable populations in Iraq.  The training from 4-7 May focused on Trafficking in Persons (TiP), community policing and psychosocial...
03 May, 2015
The EU funded HIJRA AMINA programme makes headway in further enhancing capacities within the Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MoMD) with another successful event held in Baghdad from 28th to 30th April.  As HIJRA AMINA continues to delve into the capacity building needs of the Republic of Iraq’s central...
09 Mar, 2015
On the 3rd and 4th March 2015, the EU funded HIJRA AMINA programme held a practical and constructive workshop in Erbil as a preliminary step towards the development of a training curriculum for the Ministry of Interior (MoI) aimed at further enhancing capacities in migration and border management in Iraq....
05 Mar, 2015
From 24-26 February, the EU funded HIJRA AMINA programme brought together a diverse group of officers of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) Independent Human Rights Commission in Erbil for a training on Counter-Trafficking in Persons and Psychosocial Support.  32 participants from a wide geographical coverage and...
06 Feb, 2015
Iraq - IOM began distribution of clothing vouchers this week for 6,350 displaced families in the cities of Dohuk and Erbil, Northern Iraq.  Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the USD 450 vouchers will enable displaced families to buy warm clothing to help them survive the...
23 Oct, 2014
Following a successful week of awareness raising for officials from the Kurdistan Regional Government, HIJRA AMINA continued to promote combatting trafficking in persons (TiP) to local authorities and local and international NGOs at a two-day event in Erbil. Participants included the Erbil Refugee Committee, UNHCR and...
23 Oct, 2014
Following a successful week of awareness raising for officials from the Kurdistan Regional Government, HIJRA AMINA continued to promote combatting trafficking in persons (TiP) to local authorities and local and international NGOs at a two-day event in Erbil. Participants included the Erbil Refugee Committee, UNHCR and...