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September 2018

IOM Iraq Supports Shelter Rehabilitation in Anbar

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The Statistics Office, IOM, and UNFPA Launch the Demographic Survey of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

The Kurdistan Region Statistics Office (KRSO), UNFPA, and IOM launched today the Demographic Survey of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), one of the largest statistical exercises conducted in the region since 1987. Read more

Returning Home

"I traveled from Baghdad to Turkey with my wife and little daughter. We had to stay in Turkey for 12 days because our agreement with the smugglers fell through; they had no intention to take us to Germany, they were only after our money. We eventually found someone else to smuggle us into Germany, a country I had long wished to settle in," said Abdul Mohaimen, an Iraqi migrant who travelled to Europe in September 2015. "Our journey took us from Turkey to a Greek island, and then to Macedonia and Serbia. It was a long journey, and we had to walk for a long time through rough roads,". Read full story

Displaced Children Regain their Vision

Since 2016, IOM’s health team has provided visual acuity screening for 18,846 displaced children and adults in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, as well as distributed prescription eyeglasses to 4,662 and specialized treatment to 1,273, with funding from Japan and an in-kind donation from Fuji Megane Optical Company. Watch the video

IOM Iraq Organizes Biking Event for Women in Dohuk

Many Iraqis still live in displacement in Duhok governorate. 100 girls and women from the displaced and host communities in Duhok gathered for a bicycle ride to enhance their self-confidence and self-image.
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Iraq Displacement Figures Drop Below Two Million for First Time Since 2014; Nearly Four Million Have Returned Home

For the first time in nearly four years, the number of displaced Iraqis has fallen below two million, according to a milestone IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) report released on (04/09/2018).

Data collected by IOM staff for the 100th DTM report, concluded that 1,931,868 people remain displaced, the lowest figure since November 2014. Round 100 also reported that nearly four million people have returned home. Publication of this data is significant for IOM, the UN Migration Agency, as it marks more than four years of tracking displacement in Iraq. Read more


Latest data on displacement and returns in Iraq 
(September 30, 2018)

IOM Iraq Distributes Non-Food Item Kits to Displaced Families in Sinjar

“We are in a critical condition. I have 6 children and I don’t have a job or income source. My children slept together because we didn't have enough mattresses. These items are sorely needed. My children can now sleep separately.” said Badal, a displaced person in Sinjar. Read more

IOM Iraq Highlights

IOM Iraq celebrates International Youth Day. Read more
IOM Iraq engage a group of displaced people in Jeddah camp. Read more
IOM Iraq hosts a delegation from the Embassy of Canada at IOM's Community Resource Centre, West Mosul. Read more
IOM Community Centre in Sari Blind, Erbil, provides community events, sports activities, courses, group discussions and counselling. Read more

Volunteer for Peace Campaign in Telafar, Ninewa

Through the ‘Volunteer for Peace’ campaign in Telafar, youth from a variety of backgrounds cleaned streets, public spaces and painted the walls of recently reopened schools with peace messages. Watch the video
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