Dahuk Governorate Profile - April 2014

Dahuk is Iraq’s northernmost governorate and is part of the semiautonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Dahuk currently hosts more than 100,000 Syrian refugees, many of whom live in Domiz Camp. In Dahuk, 489 families (2,341 individuals) displaced due to the crisis in Anbar have been identified and assessed by IOM in 22 locations. Dahuk is described as an attractive option for IDPs in search of a place to relocate because of its stable security conditions and welcoming environment. The majority of IDPs in Dahuk are staying in hotels or motels or renting accommodations. The security situation in Dahuk remains stable, in comparison to many other areas of Iraq.

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