IOM in Iraq
Since beginning operations in 2003, IOM Iraq has built a strong network of staff, offices and logistics, enabling the mission to respond quickly and effectively to the current displacement crisis. The more than 600 staff based in Baghdad, Erbil, Basra and numerous satellite offices are dedicated to improving the conditions of the displaced. With a presence on the ground in all governorates, IOM staff have been on the front lines of the humanitarian response to this unprecedented crisis in Iraq.
Relying on information from local authorities and field staff, the IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) identifies the location of displaced populations, and IOM Rapid Assessment and Response Teams evaluate their needs.
IOM Iraq provides a range of emergency response services: non-food item kits, shelter, livelihoods assistance, primary health care, and psychosocial assistance to help displaced persons regain dignity in their lives. IOM Iraq also provides technical cooperation including government capacity building on migration issues.
As a member of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) for Iraq, IOM works closely with the UN system and with Iraqi authorities in support of the Iraqi National Development Strategy and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework. As an active partner of the UNCT Strategic Response Plan, IOM has been coordinating emergency response actions across multiple project areas with government authorities, partner UN agencies, and NGOs.
For more information, visit the IOM Iraq website.