Only in August
863 IDPs have returned home while 933 others displaced once again

Iraq- Displaced families leaving camps toward their home areas, 2018  Photo: KirkukNow


Across camps and areas hosting IDPs and refugees in the Kurdistan region, a total of 863 displaced persons have returned home throughout August 2019; meanwhile, an estimated 933 people have fled their home areas and were displaced again.

According to statistics published by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s Joint Crisis Coordination Center (JCCC), the number of those registered as internally displaced people reached 794,061 individuals in addition to nearly are registered as IDPs, while the number of refugees from Syria, Iran, Palestine and Turkey. The number of IDPs was 792,915 individuals in July.

The increase in reverse displacement comes despite the launch of a large-scale campaign by the Iraqi government aimed to encourage return of displaced families and shut down all camps across the country.

Out of the more than one million individuals registered as internally displaces persons and refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan Region provinces as many as 213,779 thousand people are scattered in 29 camps in the Kurdistan Region provinces of Duhok, Erbil and Sulaimaniya..

The JCCC report estimates that in August US$ 2.7 million in funds per day was required to provide basic civic services for IDPs and refugees.

Nearly 40% of IDPs are Sunni Arabs, while 30% of them are Ezidis, 13% Christians and the remaining 10% are Turkmens, Shiites, Shabaks, Armenians and other minorities.

The report has also indicated that 189 local and international NGOs, most of them based in Erbil, are operating as humanitarian partners in the Kurdistan Region.


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