REACH conducted an Area of Origin Assessment to understand the needs and vulnerabilities of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and host communities in the Iraqi governorates of Anbar, Diyala, Ninewa, Salah Al Din and Wassit. Data was collected between 8-15 September in response to information gaps in these areas where humanitarian access is severely limited by ongoing violence.
The Area of Origin methodology is a remote assessment tool to collect information about the situation in conflict-affected areas, which are difficult to access. REACH uses a network of Key Informants originating from inaccessible or hard-to-reach areas, to assess the current situation in order to inform a rapid humanitarian response in these locations. REACH developed the Area of Origin methodology as part of its overall support to the regional Syria crisis response. The approach was first piloted in Iraq in July 2014, in response to the worsening security situation in the country, which has displaced over 1.8 million people since January 2014.
The factsheets and dashboards provide an overview of displacement trends, together with key issues related to shelter, food and livelihoods faced by IDPs and communities living in areas affected by the crisis.
The following products are available on ReliefWeb and the Humanitarian Response portal:
• Anbar Governorate Displacement Factsheet and Dashboard
• Diyala Governorate Displacement Factsheet and Dashboard
• Ninewa Governorate Displacement Factsheet and Dashboard
• Salah Al Din Governorate Displacement Factsheet and Dashboard
• Wassit Governorate Displacement Factsheet and Dashboard