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Survivor and Community-Led Crisis Response in KRI, Iraq


Dan Church Aid (DCA)

Titre : Survivor and Community-Led Crisis Response in KRI, Iraq

Région / Pays : Irak

Durée : 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022

The large-scale influx of Syrian refugees and Iraqi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) into low-income areas of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) has placed a large burden on the already vulnerable host communities.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine has further deteriorated the already vulnerable population’s ability to meet basic needs such as food, water, and housing. Lack of access to basic services and infrastructure as well as competition over resources are furthermore increasing intercommunal tensions between host communities, refugees and IDPs, while slowly quelling culturally embedded practices of collective action, empowerment, and wider community resilience.

As a response to this complexity, DCA and local partner Judy Organisation for Relief and Development (JORD) apply the approach of Survivor and Community-led Crisis Response (SCLR) aiming at strengthening the capacity and resilience of vulnerable communities in KRI.

By mobilising marginalised communities into community-groups and facilitating training, networking, and microgrants, community-groups are provided with the financial and social resources enabling them to lead and undertake activities that address risks related to immediate survival, recovery, resilience, and protection issues. Through the facilitation of community-led action, the project thus improves the conditions, resilience, and social cohesion of the wider community.

Partenaire(s)  : Judy Organisation for Relief and Development (JORD)

Financement : ACT Church of Sweden (SIDA as back donor)
Budget : 600,000 SEK

Présentation : Dan Church Aid (DCA)

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