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Dubai humanitarian org announces aid to build schools in Erbil, Sulaimani

By Rudaw 23/3/2017
Children displaced by the fighting in western Mosul arrive at Chamakor Camp in the Nineveh Plains. Photo: Rawchi Hassan | Rudaw
Children displaced by the fighting in western Mosul arrive at Chamakor Camp in the Nineveh Plains. Photo: Rawchi Hassan | Rudaw

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — At least 1,365 children of internally displaced families sheltered in the Kurdistan Region are expected to benefit from a more than $1 million program to build a school in the Erbil governorate and another in Sulaimani, an Emirate humanitarian organization has announced.


“Within the framework of this program, two 13-classroom schools will be constructed in the governorates of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah,” Dubai Cares announced the International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD).

The program, in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), is “designed to provide children affected by conflict and natural disasters with access to safe and predictable learning opportunities that teach them both the academic and social-emotional skills they need to learn and thrive,” a statement from Dubai cares read, adding that the aid summed $1,026,375.

“Upon the completion of the schools, at least 1,365 internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, and other vulnerable children will have access to a conducive learning environment in which to acquire a good quality basic education. 39 teachers and 3 head teachers will also benefit from having a safe and secure workplace.”

Prior to the offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS fighters that commenced on October 7, 2016, the Kurdistan Region was accommodating more than 1.8 million internally-displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees, mostly from northern Syria.

In October 2016, Pishtiwan Sadiq, the minister of education of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) estimated that “250,000 refugee students are at refugee camps in the Kurdistan Region, but the KRG’s resources are limited to address the students’ needs.”

The KRG asked for more help from Baghdad and non-governmental organizations as they anticipated thousands more school-aged people to flee to the region from the Mosul area.

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