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IDPs winterization initiative – Sanjar mountain

According to UN data, in 2015 there were about three million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq. One of the areas inhabited by internal refugees is the region of Sinjar in Iraqi Kurdistan. The people staying there are in a particularly dangerous situation due to the distant geographic location and unfavourable weather conditions. The situation is even worse in winter, when temperatures drop and access to the region becomes even more difficult. What is more, the inability to ensure safety very often makes it impossible for aid to reach Sinjar. Not many organisations, governmental or international, are capable of taking this task, though the humanitarian needs of the people there are great.

IDPs winterization initiative – Sanjar mountain

The purpose of the project was to supply foodstuffs and hygiene products to internally displaced persons on Mount Sinjar. Polish Aid funds were used to buy 3600 cans of powdered milk and 2150 diaper sets. The main project beneficiaries are children of the Yazidi minority, a group particularly in distress and in need of immediate help.

IDPs winterization initiative – Sanjar mountain

The project was completed on 26 October 2010 in cooperation with the charity organisation Barzani. Due to the very difficult humanitarian situation on Mount Sinjar, very few aid donors were able to reach this area. The aid provided from project funds made it easier for the community of internally displaced Yazidis to survive winter. About 1,900 children obtained access to nutritious foodstuffs that would last for about two months (the winter period). In the packages delivered by humanitarian aid were 3,600 cans of powdered milk and 430 diaper sets. Apart from the articles purchased with Polish Aid funds, the transport also included winter shoes and socks for children.