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【Iraq】Designing shelter more suitable for Syrian refugees with mobility challenges


The Syrian Civil War began in 2011 with no end in sight. Nearly 250,000 Syrian refugees are still displaced in the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq, fleeing the Syrian Civil War. In order to provide better quality living conditions for displaced people, rather than forcing them to live in tents for extended periods of time, [...]

【Iraq】”My longtime dream has come true!” said Peace Winds vocational training course’s participant.


Peace Winds has been conducting a two-year vocational training course since September 2020 for women and youth from internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities in and around Shariya IDP camp in Shariya Sub District, Duhok Governorate, Northern Iraq, to improve their livelihoods and develop human resources that can contribute to community cooperation. From October [...]


[Iraq] Peace Winds Has Completed Updating the Homes of about 3,900 Syrian Refugee Families


In 2018, Peace Winds began a project to upgrade shelters in four Syrian refugee camps in Erbil Governorate, Iraq with a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM). Since 2020, Peace Winds has expanded similar activities with this grant to two Syrian refugee camps in Duhok Governorate. In [...]


[Iraq] Enhancing capacity of a COVID-19 referral hospital for preventing and responding to COVID-19 pandemic.


As the world faces the challenge of preventing the spread of COVID-19 and strengthening its response capacity, the northern part of Iraq, where Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) operates, is also in need of action. In northern Iraq, there is a chronic lack of medical infrastructure due to the effects of prolonged conflict and resulting economic [...]


[Iraq] Peace Winds Has Completed Updating the Homes of 2,900 Syrian Refugee Families and Counting


Beginning in 2018, Peace Winds embarked on a two-year project to upgrade shelters in four refugee camps in Erbil, Iraq. By 2020, we had successfully upgraded the homes of 1,500 Syrian refugee households, providing them more durable futures and increased safety and dignity.   Even better news: we didn’t stop there.   Last year, Peace [...]