Contribution to the UNHCR Emergency Response for the Iraq Situation
Since the start of 2014 violence and conflict have caused unprecedented internal displacement in Iraq. The UN now estimates that 2 million Iraqis have been internally displaced (i.e. have become IDPs) and are facing dire humanitarian consequences. The appeal to which this grant contributes outline UNHCR’s response to the needs of 2 million People of concern (PoC) of which 400,000 are initially displaced people (IDPs). For its response to the crisis, UNHCR is appealing for US$ 230.5 million.
UNHCR’s main targets for 2015 are to respond to needs in the following areas:
1. Fair protection processes and documentation:
• Registration of new asylum-seekers of all nationalities to Iraq
• All individuals seeking for asylum in Iraq with UNHCR are provided with asylum-seeker certificates.
• 3,325 children under 12 years will be provided with birth certificates by the authorities.
2. Favourable protection environment
• Increase access to civil status documentation for PoCs
• Provide other legal support for documentation, property and civil requirements
3. Basic needs and essential services
• The Office will support 308,000 PoC with CRIs
• By the end of 2015, about 160,000 refugees are expected in the camp, creating a need for additional shelter for 36,000 refugees. 500 new construction shelters for IDP returnees will be supported by UNHCR s long-term shelters
• The UNHCR is planning to provide 48,780 families with cash assistance.
• 19 educational infrastructures will be constructed and/or rehabilitated to facilitate enrolment in primary education for 40,300 refugee children.
Within this humanitarian aid effort, the Austrian contribution of 600.000 Euro enables the UNHCR to purchase and distribute:
• 3000 Kits (1 Kit contains 6 blankets, plastic sheets, hygiene products) for 18,000 people
• Cash assistance for 8000 IDPs at €400 a throw.
• Tents for 9000 PoCs
• 375 shelter repairs