Providing camp management, conflict resolution and resilience building to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities throughout Iraq.
Beginning in 2017, Blumont’s UNHCR-funded Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Conflict Resolution and Resilience Building (C2RB) programs have worked in four IDP camps in Kirkuk, 10 in Al Anbar and Salaheldin, and throughout Al-Anbar, Baghdad, Diyala, Kirkuk and Salaheldin Governorates.
In Kirkuk Governorate, the program identifies critical needs and provides camp residents with secure shelter, food, water, core relief items, electricity, infrastructure and essential services. Through meeting these essential needs, the program eases many everyday burdens for beneficiaries, improves their living conditions and reduces their vulnerability. The program also focuses on the larger needs of the community by carrying out community mobilization activities for children, youth and women, and provides health awareness campaigns and psychosocial support to promote IDPs’ well-being.
In Al Anbar and Salaheldin, the program supports locally-appointed camp management teams by operating Mobile Response Teams. Supporting camp managements’ operations, building their capacities and facilitating coordination between camp management and NGOs, the program ensures each camp receives effective oversight and that IDPs’ needs are addressed in a timely and appropriate manner. Mobile Response Teams also implement quick-impact projects to teach practical skills and offer employment/income to both men and women.
The program also supported conflict resolution and resilience building by identifying sources of tension between IDPs and host communities and proposing and implementing solutions. Through leadership trainings, theater, focus group discussions and conflict resolution sessions, the program helps beneficiaries explore prevalent issues and identify possible solutions, as well as encourages understanding within IDP and host communities.