• Crisis Severity ?
    2.7
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    2.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    2.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    3.9
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    4.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 253,000 People displaced [?]

Overview

28/05/2019

Iraq is host to a total of approximately 253,000 Syrian refugees and Palestinian refugees registered in Syria (PRS), including 154,000 Syrian children. ? They are expected to remain in Iraq, as only 2% of Syrian refugees expressed their intention to return to Syria within the next year. ?The refugees require continuous humanitarian assistance. 99% of Syrian refugees in Iraq live in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I), mostly in urban and peri-urban areas. 37% of all Syrian refugees reside in nine camps in KR-I. ?

People living in the affected governorates of Erbil, Dahuk, and Sulaymaniyah already faced limited resources and destruction of critical infrastructure after years of war. Similar to their host communities, refugees, and particularly those living in camps, have high needs for food, health, and WASH. Adequate winterised shelter arrangements are a priority need. Livelihood opportunities are needed to ensure sustainable solutions. ?

A small number of refugees with high, acute vulnerabilities are considered for resettlement into third countries. ?

Latest Developments

28/05/2019

No recent significant humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.

Information Gaps and Needs

28/05/2019
  • Data on sectoral needs, including disaggregated data by gender, age, and disabilities, is missing.
  • Enrollment numbers in informal and formal educational facilities among Syrian refugees are unknown.
  • Information on poverty levels among Syrian refugees in Iraq is lacking.