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[Iraq] PWJ began emergency response to newly arrived Syrian refugees in Northern Iraq


Since Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, Syrian refugees have already been arriving in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Peace Winds Japan’s (PWJ) Duhok office has been responding to this influx since October 14th. In close coordination with local authorities, the UN, and other INGOs, PWJ, an implementing partner of [...]

[Iraq] 801 Shelters Upgraded: End-of-Year 1 Report


By the end of August 2019, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) will have wrapped up year 1 of the “Peace Winds Shelter Upgrade for Syrian Refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq” project. With funding provided by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), and partnership with Peace Winds America, Peace [...]

[IRAQ]Vocational Training and Employment Opportunities for Returnees in West Mosul


More than a year and a half after ISIL’s last stronghold in Mosul, Iraq fell, former residents are finally returning home. These returnees require much support as the infrastructure and homes that were destroyed have yet to be fully restored. Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), as an implementing partner of the United Nations Human Settlement Programme [...]

[IRQ Monitoring Trip Report] A Popular Project in the Refugee Camps (Feb 24-27, 2019)


It is expected that most of Iraq’s 250,000 Syrian refugees will remain in Iraq for an extended period due to the protracted nature of the Syria crisis. Since the refugees have been living in camps for more than five years and return is not foreseen in the near future, a “tent-free camp” initiative was launched [...]

[Iraq] PWJ provides emergency relief assistance to the flood affected communities in Duhok, Northern Iraq


On 5th May 2018, Duhok Province in Northern Iraq experienced a massive flood due to a series of heavy rains at the beginning of the month. Four lives were lost in the City of Duhok where PWJ field office is located, and many residents living by the river were forced to evacuate and seek shelter [...]