IRAQ  

SYRIAN REFUGEE RESPONSE 2016

The war in Syria is well into its sixth year, with no end in sight. Since March 2011, close to five million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries. Large numbers of Syrian refugees have arrived in Iraq. As of September 2015, there were 248,500 Syrian Refugees in Iraq.

Children make up almost 50 per cent of the Syrian refugee population in Iraq. Many of these children have been separated from one or both of their parents, and some have been left with no adult caregivers. Refugee children are vulnerable to a number of protection concerns – concerns that put their lives at risk.

In 2016, GlobalMedic ran programs that provided a Child Friendly Space to refugees in Gawilan Refugee Camp, established a Women and Child Protection Centre in Kawergosk Refugee Camp, and ran a cash assistance program to aid IDP’s in Dohuk.

3.2 MILLION

IDP’s

IN IRAQ

250,000

REFUGEES

FROM SYRIA

110,000

CHILD

REFUGEES

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4,380

WOMEN & CHILDREN

RECEIVED

ESSENTIAL SERVICES

900

PEOPLE

RECEIVED 

CASH ASSISTANCE

  • 2,342 children were provided psychosocial support and educational services in the Child Friendly Space.
  • 2,038 women and children were provided with leadership training, GBV awareness workshops and vocational training in the Protection Centre.
  • 197 displaced families gained access to essential items via a cash assistance program.

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