Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)2.60 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.1.60 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.2.50 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.3.50 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.2.0No constraintsExtreme constraints
- 247,000 People displaced [?]
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. ?
No recent significant humanitarian developments. The crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.
For more information on the humanitarian impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, please see the relevant paragraph on the country level page.
Registered Syrian refugees in Iraq 2020
Source : UNHCR - https://data2.unhcr.org/en/situations/syria/location/5
Information Gaps and Needs
- 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.