REACH Conducted Child Mapping Sessions in Kawergosk and Darashakran Camps, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

January 20, 2014

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq has been hosting Syrian refugees fleeing the conflict since 2012, whereby almost half of the Syrian refugee population consists of children.

Many children who have fled the Syrian conflict have little to no memories of life outside of a refugee camp  which undergoes insufficiency of  child friendly spaces and frequently overcrowded schools.DSC05243

 To gain a better overview of life in the camps and the needs through the eyes of a child, REACH, with the support of UNHCR, held two child mapping sessions in Kawergosk and one in Darashakran camp. During the sessions, children mapped their area of choice of the camp and they were asked questions to better understand their perception of the camp and what changes they would like to see in it.

At the end of each session, children viewed a REACH map of their camp and were encouraged to locate main infrastructures on the satellite image.

The sessions were also attended by an ACTED Child Protection specialist.

More information about REACH intervention in Iraq, please visit Iraq country page.

To access maps and reports produced in Iraq, please visite REACH Resource Centre.