Sulaymaniyah Governorate Profile - April 2014

Sulaymaniyah, located in the northeast corner of Iraq, is part of the semiautonomous Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). It currently hosts over 18,000 IDPs from Anbar as well as a significant population of Syrian refugees, 15,000 of which are in the Arbat Transit camp in the southern region of the governorate. Sulaymaniyah is an attractive place for displaced families, as it enjoys stable security and a comparatively strong economy. By far, the most common type of housing for Anbar Crisis IDPs in Sulaymaniyah is rented housing. Many IDPs in this governorate are struggling due to a lack of employment opportunities, a language barrier, and the inability to afford commodities.

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