Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan
The humanitarian situation in Iraqi Kurdistan hasn't stopped deteriorating over the past four years. In 2011, the Syrian crisis had already resulted in the displacement of thousands of refugees in the region, which currently still hosts more than 250,000 refugees.
Since 2014, Iraq has also been plunged into an armed conflict opposing Iraqi forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga to the jihadist fighters of the Islamic State. The conflict caused over 19,000 civilian casualties in 2016, and resulted in massive movements of populations fleeing conflict zones. In January 2017, more than 3 million Iraqis were still internally displaced, including more than one million in the Kurdistan region. This trend has considerably increased since the launch of the offensive on Mosul in October 2016.
Celebrating the end of the summer courses at the Daratoo Learning Center, August 27, 2015, Daratoo
Photo : TGH ©
Triangle Génération Humanitaire (TGH) has been operating again in Iraqi Kurdistan since 2013, meeting the needs of Kurd and Iraqi populations. Also present in the country in the 1990s, TGH worked in close collaboration with the Syrian NGO JORD (Judy Organization) to relocate and assist Syrian refugee populations in the region; From August 2014, TGH has been mobilized to provide decent living conditions for newly displaced Iraqi families and to face this new health emergency.
Since May 2016, TGH has been supporting Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqi populations in the governorate of Erbil, with the schooling of children, through programmes funded by UNICEF. These programmes relate to child protection and offer direct financial support to families for the schooling of children and for the payment of various tuition fees.
Since the launch of the offensive on Mosul in October 2016, from the earliest waves of population displacements, TGH has been responding to the urgent needs of children and their families in terms of psychosocial support and implementation of recreational activities for the well-being of children affected by the conflict. TGH now operates daily in the Khazer IDP camp where 2 temporary reception areas for children have been set up, and where teams of social workers work daily with affected families and children. TGH has operational teams and offices in Erbil, Bardarash and Dohuk, in order to deal with emergencies in the various temporary reception areas for displaced people in Mosul and in the surrounding villages affected by the conflict.
Since 2016, TGH has also been present in the Bardarash area, supporting displaced Iraqi populations through a mobile approach to Child Protection and Emergency Education.
TGH's approach is characterized by its mobility, strong links between education and child protection projects, and the taking into account of both the child’s and the parents's trauma. These projects are supported through funding from UNICEF, ECHO, emergency humanitarian funds and the Fondation de France. TGH is an acknowledged player in Child Protection and Education, actively invested in various Clusters in Erbil and Dohuk.