Middle East

Tearfund UK - Iraq

Emergency assistance for vulnerable families in Iraq

Assistance for people who are (severely) affected by the crisis in Northern Iraq, including IDPs, resident population and Syrian refugees. Tearfund’s activities are in Kirkuk and Dohuk governorates.

Provision of cash grants to households with extremely vulnerable individuals, travel and mobile airtime subsidies for extremely vulnerable women to access services. Training in SGBV and Psychosocial issues will be provided to local workers. Construction of latrines and handwashing stations with provision of water access and hygiene items to households.

This project is funded with relief funds from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Dutch Relief Alliance Joint Response 2 for Iraq. The project is implemented in partnership with Tearfund, our Integral Alliance Partner.

Local partner organisation – Iraq

Emergency food assistance for families and psychosocial support for children

The project provides emergency support to vulnerable Iraqi and Syrian families in the north of Iraq, particularly those with children. Food parcels are distributed every month to families outside of camps, and the team can also identify additional non-food needs and provide them accordingly, e.g. blankets, clothing, household items.

In two camps, for displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees, children aged 3-5 benefit from psycho-social support and access to games and activities through ‘Little Friendly Spaces’. Additionally, special needs children and their families receive special support.

LSESD - Syria

Monthly food packets distributed to vulnerable families inside Syria, through the local church.

Medair - Lebanon

In the Bekaa Valley many Syrian refugees are living in extreme poverty, with unacceptable and dangerous shelter conditions. This project aims to provide basic assistance,  through the provision of cash support for the most urgent basic needs like rent payments, food or healthcare. The project will also enable repair work  to buildings, with doors, windows, dividing walls, and flooring installed. People will be helped to negotiate landlords to ensure reasonable rent prices. We will be assisting 158 households with urgent unconditional cash assistance, and 110 sub standard buildings will be rehabilitated. The project will help over 1,300 people during 2016 in this year-long programme.

This project is funded with relief funds from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Dutch Relief Alliance Joint Response 2 for Syria. The project is implemented in partnership with Medair, our Integral Alliance Partner.

Ontwerp & realisatie: Nilsson