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Iraq War Damaged Shelter Rehabilitation

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Although 4.3 million people have returned to areas of origin, 1.6 million IDPs remain displaced as of 30th June 2019. Despite continuing low levels of returns, the amount remaining in displacement has stayed relatively steady since February 2019. Of those in displacement, 32% are in camps with little likelihood of closing soon. Highly vulnerable out of camp IDPs remain scattered within the host community and in some difficult to reach areas. Returnees, unable to sustain themselves in their areas of origin show an increasing trend of returning to camps.

IDPs and returnees need for assistance remain high, and the most vulnerable people remain dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive.  Camp upgrading and maintenance, tent replacement, and basic NFI support are required.

For out of camp populations, critical shelter and NFI support are the highest priorities.

In areas with considerable damage from the conflict, people’s highest needs include shelter repairs and transitional shelter solutions.

The government is providing basic humanitarian assistance—including NFI assistance, kerosene deliveries and summer support—supplemented by humanitarian NFI assistance.  However, the compensation process to private home owners to repair damages from the conflict is not yet providing assistance at a high-level and is needed to achieve an end to reliance on humanitarian assistance. Stabilisation/development programs have begun and are providing significant gains for populations with damaged houses, however, they must be increased to a level which could encourage more significant durable returns.


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December 2019
Tent replacement in Shariya, Dohuk. Dec 2019, Shelter Cluster Iraq


  • For the Winter 2019/2020 season, four Partners have provided winter support to 22,432 IDP households - equal to 84% of the overall winter target for IDPs out of camps and 46% for IDPs in camps. The Shelter Cluster monitors achievements closely and provides updates on remaining gaps and constraints.
  • In December alone, Shelter Partners and government stakeholders have replaced over 15,000 tents in multiple camps across Iraq, most notable in KRI.
  • Access letters: since beginning of October 2019, Partners are facing challenges in getting access letter from the government due to ongoing protests in Baghdad and Southern governorates and related security concerns. This has somehow impacted partners interventions in some areas in Anbar, Baghdad and Diyala.
  • IHF second allocation / SEVAT: The Shelter Cluster IHF projects have started in October 2019 and will be supporting 6,700 families (around 40,000 individuals) living in critical shelter with SOKs, shelter upgrades and rental subsidies in Anbar, Salah a-Din, Dahuk and Kirkuk governorates. Early December 2019, Concerned partners started the Social Economic Vulnerability Assessment (using the SEVAT) in most of project locations, for an appropriate beneficiaries targeting.

Coverage against targets

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