REACH supports response to displacement crisis in Iraq

From the outset of the emergency, REACH has been providing support for the relief response to the current displacement crisis in Iraq through rapid assessments, site mapping, analysis, transit sites and planning for IDP settlements. To upscale its current in-country capacity, REACH mobilized and deployed a team of assessment and GIS specialists. The REACH team is working closely with the  Information Management team of the Integrated Coordination Office for Development and Humanitarian Affairs (ICODHA) of the United Nations, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as well as various aid actors engaged in the response to the crisis in Iraq.

The REACH team in Iraq is currently focusing its support on data collection, analysis and mapping for: 1. Entry point monitoring; 2. Camp population profiling; and 3. IDP hotspot assessments. Through this three-pronged approach, REACH aims to contribute to building up as full a picture of possible as to the number, intentions, needs and vulnerabilities of displaced populations.

The latest factsheets, profiles and assessment reports can be viewed and downloaded below.


Shelter and CCCM Cluster Rapid Assessment 10th September 2014 NEW!
Overview of Displacement Trends by Population Group 19th August 2014
– Vulnerability, Needs and Intentions of Internally Displaced Persons in Northern Iraq 25th August 2014 
 Needs, Vulnerabilities and Intentions of Internally Displaced Persons in Northern Iraq 3rd July 2014
Assessment of Area of Origin of Internally Displaced Persons in Northern Iraq  12th July 2014
August Overview of Displacement Trends in Iraq  18th August 2014


– Kurdistan Region of Iraq Entry Point Monitoring Report#1  21st – 26th June 2014
– Kurdistan Region of Iraq Entry Point Monitoring Report#2  6th – 10th July 2014
– Kurdistan Region of Iraq Entry Point Monitoring Report#3  13rd – 17th July 2014
– Kurdistan Region of Iraq Entry Point Monitoring Report#4  20th – 24th July 2014
– Kurdistan Region of Iraq Entry Point Monitoring Report#5  3rd – 7th August 2014  NEW!
– Kurdistan Region of Iraq Entry Point Monitoring Report#6  17th – 21st August 2014  NEW!


– IDP Camp Factsheet: Khazir Transit Site#1  17th June 2014
 IDP Camp Factsheet: Khazir Transit Site#2  3rd July 2014
 IDP Camp Factsheet: Khazir Transit Site#3 
15th July 2014
– IDP Camp Factsheet: Garmawa Transit Site  17th – 30th June 2014
IDP camp Factsheet: Bahirka Transit site  7th July 2014


– IDP Factsheet: Sulaymaniyah Governorate 3rd – 24th July 2014 NEW!
– IDP Factsheet: Erbil Governorate
  20th – 24th July 2014 NEW!
– IDP Factsheet: Ninewa Governorate 13rd – 24th july 2014 NEW!
– IDP Factsheet: Erbil Governorate  17th – 25th June 2014
– IDP Factsheet: Duhok Governorate  23rd – 30th June 2014
IDP Factsheet: Sulaymaniyah Governorate 25th June – 1st July 2014
IDP Factsheet: Kalakchi Town  16th July 2014

Duhok Governorate:
IPD Factsheet: Domiz Village & War City  15th July 2014
 IDP Factsheet: Zakho Town
  29th – 30th June 2014
IDP Factsheet: Duhok City  23rd June 2014
 IDP Factsheet: Amediyah Town  25th – 26th June 2014
 IDP Factsheet: Semel City  29th June 2014
Erbil Governorate:
 IDP Red Flag Report, Ainkawa, Erbil City  7th August 2014  NEW!
– IDP Factsheet: Bahrka Town  24th June 2014
– IDP Factsheet: Erbil City  24th June 2014
– IDP Factsheet: Basirma City  24th June 2014
– IDP Factsheet: Kawergosk Town  25th June 2014
– IDP Factsheet: Pirzin Town  24th June 2014
– IDP Factsheet: Shaqlawa Town  19th June 2014
– IDP Factsheet: Topzawa Town  25th June 2014  
– IDP Factsheet: Zerin Town  24th June 2014
Ninewa Governorate:
IDP Red Flag Factsheet: Sinjar Mountains  5th August 2014  NEW!
– IDP Factsheet: Disputed Areas 24th June – 1st July2014
 IDP Factsheet: Tal Usquf Town  1st July 2014
– IDP Factsheet: Batney Village  1st July 2014
– IDP Factsheet: Al Qosh Town  25th June 2014
IDP Factsheet: Bardarash Town  25th June 2014
– IDP Factsheet: Bartella Town  26th June 2014
– IDP Factsheet: Zummar City  24th – 26th June 2014
Sulaymaniyah Governorate:
IPD Factsheet: Chamchamal Town  22nd-23rd July 2014
IDP Factsheet: Halabja Town  
14th July 2014
 IDP Factsheet: Sulaymaniyah City
  26th June 2014
– IDP Factsheet: Chamchamal Town  25th June 2014
– IDP Factsheet: Kalar Town  18th – 19th June 2014
Diyala Governorate:
– IDP Factsheet: Khanaqin  1st July 2014

Additionally, REACH GIS unit is supporting ICODHA and UNHCR for the mapping, analysis and planning of displacement sites. Building on modules REACH developed for refugee camps in the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI), REACH’s approach to site planning is based on a flexible community block design that allows for an incremental approach to facility provision over time while meeting UNHCR and SPHERE standards. All REACH maps are available at

REACH products on the displacement crisis in Iraq will be regularly uploaded on this page. For more information about REACH activities in Iraq, visit our dedicated country page.


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