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Joint mission of UNICEF led Clusters/Sub Clusters to review humanitarian response in HTC and identify continued needs/gaps in WASH, Education and Child Protection.


This report has been prepared based on interviews with partners and the affected population. The majority of the displaced population are women and children.Key focal persons met: WSC 10/Afkar NGO staff; RIRP staff; RI staff: UNICEF facilitators; School administrators; PHC staff. Other key partners currently supporting the WASH response are: UNICEF, Afkar, Relief International, RIRP and UNHCR.

Key findings: 

Site 1: Main Water Supply and Sewerage management point for HTC. Water supply in HTC has been enhanced through collective, coordinated efforts of all WASH partners, and coordination on site through WSC 10.
Site 2: Settlement Sites on Beach Area - There was reporting by all visited families on Water Supply, Sanitation, Hygiene and Education. Other recommendations was made.
Site 3: Al Absar Primary/Secondary School. A rapid assessment of WASH needs in the school is recommended to define key needs for latrines, showers, water tanks and sustainable access to safe water.
Site 4: Habbaniya Hotel and Relocation to the new Refugee Housing Unit (RHU) site. A new complex of 400 RHUs is being developed outside the complex as an alternative residence for all the families from Habbaniya hotel. The new 400 RHU complex is being constructed by UNHCR, through Muslin Aid and RIRP.
Site 5: Child Friendly Space: The establishment of the CFS will be implemented by Salam al Rafiden – a local NGO in partnership with UNICEF. The establishment CFS learning and recreation facilities will benefit IDP children in addressing their educational and psychosocial needs.
Site 6: HTC Health Centre: The Health Centre is supported by RI and WHO. Mobile outreach services are provided to the HTC residents from the facility. In terms of key diseases, skin diseases (Leishmania and Scabies) are most highly reported and a key protection and health concern. RI deploys community mobilizers - 2 for health and 4 for WASH who undertake hygiene promotion in the community.
Site 7: Al Tahreer camp located outside the HTC complex was developed to accommodate 240 families. There are now an estimated 257, including the 147 new arrivals from Al Zangora area in Heet since March 12th. For person with specific needs/Vulnerable case, additional protection concerns raised by new arrivals include:- need for shelter, food, beds, blankets, clothes, NFIS and cookers/kerosene. The new arrivals were children, women and older men.

Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
01 Nov 2015 to 16 May 2016
Field work completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
Focus group discussion
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Children's Fund
Participating Organization(s): 
WASH Cluster - Iraq
Al Ramadi
Other location: 
Al Madina al Siyahiya