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Improvement of living conditions for Iraqi Internally Displaced Persons, Refugees and Host Communities in Duhok Governorate, Northern Iraq


Aimed at improving the dwellings and living conditions for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and alleviating the social strains in the communities affected by the large IDP influx, above all in education and health.


Main areas of intervention of the project include:
1. Health and Psycho-Social Support.
2. Education and Vocational Training.
3. Social activities, facilitating interaction among IDPs, refugees and host communities.
The fields of activity will entail the following procedures;-
- Collect generic information about the education sector in Governorate Duhok (number of schools, number of pupils and teachers, children not in school as an estimate for the demand for schools and teachers in and off-camp).
- Assess the availability of Arabic-speaking teachers for Arabic-speaking IDPs.
- Collect and assess data concerning the school enrollment rate by gender and age.
- Needs assessment was carried out for: Teacher In Service Training (INSET), Teaching Learning Materials (TLM), Equipment other than TLM, Staff, Infrastructure and School buses.

Key findings: 

A. INSET for the Special Conditions of IDP and refugee Children consisting of two major INSET areas for teachers in the camp schools:
- Teaching Methods for Large Learner Groups.
- Psycho-social support for children of refugee and IDP families.
B. Vocational Training Centre Zakho - Status and needed action
-The main purpose of this center is conducting training for people with very limited or no education to establish their own business or to find employment; to help companies settle in Zakho and acquire their license instead of getting it in Duhok Governorate; and to help unemployed people finding jobs by advertising them to companies that come to Zakho.
C. The center consists of seven departments, eight large training halls with two administrative rooms each. So far, various trainings in sewing training courses (2), Computer course (1), coiffure training (1) with about 120 participants have been conducted. Two trainings had been organized by the NGO DRC (Danish Refugee Council).
D. The center has 56 employees, 40 professionals, of which one trainer (computer) and 16 auxiliary staff.

Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
с 01 Окт 2015 по 24 мая 2016
Field work completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Focus group discussion
Field Interview
Population Type(s): 
Host communities
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit