REACH supports vulnerable families in Chamchamal villages, who are suffering from drought, by creating kitchen gardens, distributing bee hives and constructing small dams.
In October, REACH conducted the farmer training for 22 farmers in Chamchamal. The topics of the training were fertilizers, irrigation technologies.
In Kirkuk, REACH supervises the distribution of the family food rations for the IDPs in local camps. In this month, REACH distributed ration cards for 4,151 IDP families, they can use these cards to receive their food parcels. The distributions took place in 3 camps: Laylan 1, Laylan 2 and Yahya.
REACH is managing 3 Community centers in Sulaymaniya governorate.
The aim of community centres is enabling a quality education for every student . In centres, family, REACH and community collaborate together to support, enrich and promote learning for children and youth, through informal activities, inside and outside the center.
In October, REACH provided a variety of educational activities, such as:
• English for 15 children
• Computer for 9 children
• Basic Gymnastics Exercises and Targeted Sports for 66 Kindergarten children.
Educational activities not only give extra knowledge and skills, but also improve social cohesion among the IDPs, host, and refugees, improve their psychosocial well being. Participants will be expected to explore, challenge, develop, and express ideas, using the skills, language, techniques, and processes of learning.
REACH works in 3 fields of protection of vulnerable people—Child protection, Prevention of Gender based violence and General protection
Child protection: REACH organized different psychosocial activities in Community Centres, such as individual supportive sessions, football, taekwondo, sessions on improving attention and physical activities, also individual sessions for 70 host community, IDP and refugees children.
Prevention of Gender based violence: Gender awareness sessions were provided in Mamrashan and Esyan IDP camps and districts of Shekhan in Duhok for 705 beneficiaries. The importance of education, advantages and disadvantages of internet and early marriage were among the topics of the sessions.
General protection: Session for parents of autistic children was conducted in Sulaymaniya. The total number of beneficiaries is 69.
In October, REACH provided the following activities to improve livelihood of local population:
• In Duhok, REACH provided beehive unit with materials for 2 families, who have low in-come. The total number of beneficiaries is 21 host community members.
• Construction of 4 kitchen gardens for 4 returnee families in Erbil;
• Training for 21 farmers in Sulaymaniya on new cultivation techniques, drought response and small dam usage.
Water, sanitation and hygiene
In October, REACH conducted the following projects in WASH sector in Mamrashan and Essyan camps in Duhok:
Water network and sanitation maintenance: Change of float valves, rehabilitation of latrines and showers, rehabilitation of laundries and black water network in both camps for 6182 IPDs.
Hygiene Awareness: for 826 IDPs in Mamrashan camp and 765 in Esyan camp. Hygiene training about urinary tract infections, Lice and environmental hygiene, personal hygiene for 120 IDPs in both camps;
Waste management: Distribution of plastic garbage bags—3 bags per family, as well as schools, health centers, other NGOs, camp management, communities centers, policy and Asyash stations. The total number of beneficiaries is 23711.
Multi-purpose cash assistance
In October, REACH distributed multipurpose cash assistance to vulnerable families of Mosul. The assistance is to support vulnerable families in meeting their basic needs. Each beneficiary household received one transfer, two transfers or three transfers depending on the vulnerability level and following the targeting model developed by the Cash Working Group and the Cash Consortium for Iraq. Each beneficiary household received 480,000 IQD/month based on the Survival Minimum Expenditure Basket.
Cash was distributed through electronic money transfer using mobile sim cards. In total, 207 vulnerable families received cash.