Support to conflict-affected populations in Ninewa and Kirkuk governorates of Iraq through Shelter, Cash, WASH and Protection


The humanitarian context in Iraq has transitioned into a new phase with continued protracted displacement and people returning to their homes resulting in significant needs across all clusters. An estimated 6.7 million people are currently in the need of humanitarian assistance according to the UN (2019 HRP). This includes displaced people in camps and out of camps locations, poor communities hosting large number of displaced people and returnees. In Ninewa and Kirkuk, the humanitarian challenge is greater and more multifaceted. Households in these areas face persistently high levels of multi-sectoral need, particularly those who remain in protracted displacement. This points to a need for new, durable solutions that look beyond temporary humanitarian provision of basic needs and address the medium to longer term needs of these households.


This project aims to achieve the following: to address basic physical needs for water and shelter with conflict-affected populations in Ninewa and Kirkuk; to provide and strengthen protection related services to conflict-affected population in Sinjar, Ninewa; and finally, to strengthen humanitarian capacity of local civil society actors to identify and respond to local humanitarian needs.

Project action

The project consists of 3 main sectors and will achieve the following:
Water and Sanitation  &  Shelter sectors -     Rehabiltion of water systems and shelter benefiting 5,580 individuals
Protectio sector -  psychosocial support programs, case management and legal assistance to 1,618 women, children and youth.

Project details

German Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Archdiocese of Cologne

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