Contribution to the UNHCR Emergency Response for the Iraq Situation



Contract partner: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesCountry: Irak Funding amount: € 600.000,00Project start: 01.01.2015End: 31.12.2015

Short Description:

Overall goal


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

project number2771-01/2015
source of fundingAKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
tied0
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Poverty: 1
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  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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