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Since the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime in 2003, Iraq has experienced significant displacement of households as a result of conflict among various factions within Iraq, peaking after the bombing of the Samara Shrine in 2006. An estimated 1.2 million people were displaced between 2003 and 2006. Furthermore, an estimated 1.6 million were internally displaced since 2006, most significantly in Baghdad, Ninewa and Diyala, in addition to high numbers displaced to other countries.
Adequate shelter is a priority concern for more than half of IDP families (58%). The majority live in rented accommodation and are burdened with high rent prices. A significant population shelter with host families (8.8%), or live in tents or makeshift shelters on the host families’ land (1.8 %). In addition, a large percentage of displaced families that cannot afford to rent, live in unplanned settlements (9.5%), often in structures made from mud, sticks and other salvaged materials, or have occupied public buildings and former military camps (2.6%). These families are threatened with forceful eviction with no alternative accommodation available.
Action has been taken to foster agreement and understanding amongst Iraqi officials on how to address this situation. Since February 2011 MoMD – supported by UN-HABITAT and in partnership with Ministry of Construction and Housing, Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works, Baghdad Provincial Council, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Justice, and in collaboration with UN agencies and NGOs – has developed a strategy for longer-term shelter solutions for people affected by displacement. This strategy contains already agreed-upon definitions and multi-sectoral avenues for addressing and alleviating this situation.
The UN-HABITAT project “Initiating durable shelter solutions for IDPS and Returnees in Iraq” aims to initiate durable shelter solutions for people affected by displacement by strengthening the capacity of GoI and Baghdad Authorities to address long-term shelter needs of IDPs and returnees.
This project will enable the GoI and selected municipalities to take concrete steps to implementing the Shelter Strategy that was developed in conjunction with UN-HABITAT, both by developing institutional capacity to do so, and utilizing this capacity in various pilot efforts. A series of steps will first be taken to build consensus and develop capacity among relevant central and selected municipal authorities, and to develop relevant legal tools and implementation mechanisms. In parallel, pilot projects will be established to support GOI in improving access to long-term shelter solutions, infrastructure and basic services in select districts in Baghdad for IDPs/returnees.