Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report January- February 2019
Situation Report January- February 2019
In January and February 2019, UNICEF and partners ensured nearly 1.2 million individuals had access to safe water through network construction and rehabilitation.
Across Anbar, Baghdad, Dahuk, and Ninewa, more than 66,130 school-aged children (33,726 girls) had increased or improved access to learning due to completed construction of new pre-fabricated schools and rehabilitation of damaged schools.
UNICEF and partners supported 36,196 children (15,960 girls) to access structured sustained PSS, and specialized services (including reunification, alternative or specialized care and services) for 3,846 children (1,766 girls) A continued strategy in 2019 is the use of community-based centers and mobile teams as an entry point for identification of children with specific protection needs.
For the 2018-2019 winter, UNICEF and partners reached 151,500 children (77,265 girls), including 2,576 pregnant women in 38 locations, including 30 IDP camps and eight informal settlements, across 11 governorates of Iraq. Distributions were followed by post-distribution monitoring (PDM) surveys for which responses have been largely positive, with 88 percent of recipients registering satisfaction with winter items received.