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Iraq War Damaged Shelter Rehabilitation

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Nearly 2.6 million individuals remain in need of shelter and NFI support, 7 per cent higher than in 2020. Among them, 1 million individuals are in acute need. Shelter and NFI needs are concentrated mainly in 14 districts and have not significantly changed compared to previous years.

 
Inadequate shelter is preventing people from becoming self-reliant and is affecting NFI expenditures. Months of movement restrictions and lockdowns have deepened the socioeconomic vulnerability of the displaced population with heavy consequences on rent affordability and resulting in some premature returns to damaged shelters.
 
Despite continuous international support, durable shelter solutions for both those in displacement and in areas of return are slow due to the scale of housing destruction and the long implementation timeframe needed. 
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August 2021
Shelter Cluster Iraq: Shelter needs in new returnee area in Latifyah district in Baghdad – July, 2021

 Highlights

Around 1 million people remain in need of shelter and NFI support, a 60 per cent reduction since 2021. Among them, over 530,000 people are in acute need. The decrease in needs is primarily due to a narrower definition of humanitarian shelter needs, focusing on people living in critical shelter, including tents, unfinished and abandoned structures, make-shift shelter, and non-residential, public and religious building; and in sub-standard shelters that pose risks to the residents’ health, safety and dignity. Far more people, particularly returnees, have shelter needs that require longer-term solutions, beyond the humanitarian response.

People living in critical shelter are among the most vulnerable population groups and are at increased risk of facing other humanitarian conditions, including reduced access to health care and improved sanitation, increased risk of food insecurity, and lack of safety.  Moreover, living in critical or hazardous shelter conditions impacts people’s safety and dignity, often prevent self-reliance and increase household expenditures on non-food items.

 

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