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PROTECT Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community

Many people have recently attempted to leave Iraq through regular and irregular routes, including through Iran and Turkey to reach the European Union (EU) to seek asylum. These journeys are often encouraged and organized by smugglers and travel agents who demand large cash payments to travel often with no guarantee of reaching your intended destination. […]


As of December 15th, 2022, the IIC number 80069999 has been discontinued. We encourage you to use the complaint boxes available at refugee camps, and UNHCR Community Support Centers (CSCs) if you wish to share your feedback about service providers in a confidential manner.  UNHCR registration teams are proactively contacting refugees and asylum seekers whose certificates […]

Changes to Emergency Referral Services for Refugee Camps in KRI

What is changing? UNHCR informs you of an important change to emergency referral services for refugee camps in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Currently, UNHCR supports emergency referrals of patients from refugee camps to public hospitals outside the camps. However, this support will be discontinued by the end of June 2023. Who will be impacted? […]


a training programme for youth leaders in refugee contexts offered by COHERE Charity and UNHCR Cohere Charity is an international organization that specializes in supporting refugee leaders to lead in the humanitarian response through capacity strengthening, advocacy, coordination and funding.UNHCR, in collaboration with Cohere Charity are therefore launching a global 6-month part-time training programme for […]

UNHCR Iraq Key Messages on Social Safety Net

What is Social Safety Net (SSN) Programme? The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs has reopened its cash assistance as part of its Social Safety Programme. The programme targets individuals with specific vulnerabilities including single mothers, widows, elderly persons, people with disabilities, orphans, and low-income families. Who is included? Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), local community […]

Refugee Education Integration Policy allows Ahmed to go back to school

Domiz 2 Refugee Camp, Dohuk Governorate, KRI, Iraq – November 2022 Arriving in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) in 2012, Ghalib and his family have been living in different areas in Dohuk governorate (Kurdistan Region of Iraq, KR-I) since they arrived from Syria in 2012. After having fled violence in their home country, the […]