Erbil Governorate Profile - April 2014
Erbil, located in northeastern Iraq, hosts the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. As the economy and security of Erbil are generally better than many other areas of Iraq, Erbil holds 13,110 IDPs displaced due to the Anbar Crisis as of the end of April 2014, in addition to over 80,000 Syrian refugees. It is estimated that Erbil accounts for almost 12% of all Anbar IDPs who displaced to other governorates, the fourth largest population outside Anbar. It saw a dramatic rise in IDP arrivals throughout January and February of 2014, but these numbers dropped in March and April as IDPs left in search of less expensive places to settle. Many IDPs from Anbar are staying in hotels, motels, and rented housing in Erbil and are reportedly in dire need of NFIs.