IOM Iraq Press Briefing Notes

19 April, 2016

Iraq - The latest IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) identified 3,418,332 internally displaced Iraqis (569,722 families) from 1 January 2014 through 31 March 2016.

Considering the available information, the UN Humanitarian Country Team has increased the humanitarian response planning figure from 3.3 million to 3.4 million internally displaced persons (IDPs).

15 April, 2016

April 15, 2016

Iraq - IOM Iraq’s Community Revitalization Programme (CRP) is conducting provincial conferences in 13 governorates across Iraq between February and April 2016.

05 April, 2016

Iraq - The Federal Republic of Germany has donated EUR 4 million to IOM Iraq to support its “Strengthening Community Policing in Iraq” project between March 2016 and December 2017.

01 April, 2016

Iraq - The Government of Japan is providing a total of USD 4 million to IOM Iraq to support internally displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees. This contribution will support IOM’s response to the current humanitarian and displacement crisis in the country and will fund two projects over 12 months.

20 March, 2016

Iraq - The MAGNET II project, which facilitates the sustainable reintegration of Iraqi nationals who voluntarily returned from six European countries to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) through vocational training and job placements, came to a close this week with a final meeting in Brussels.

15 March, 2016

Iraq - A new study by IOM,  “Migration Flows from Iraq to Europe,” explores the experiences of recent Iraqi migrants, with the goal of gaining insight into their personal profile, decision-making process, journey and future intentions.

08 March, 2016

Iraq - In 2015 IOM distributed over 74,000 lifesaving non-food item (NFI) kits as one component of IOM’s on-going response to the continuing humanitarian crisis in Iraq. These NFI distributions assisted over 427,000 vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs) across Iraq’s 18 governorates.

08 March, 2016

On International Women’s Day 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reaffirms its unwavering commitment to gender equality and empowerment for the hundreds of millions of women and girls across the globe who have left their homes, whether by force or by choice, and often in search of a better life.