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Food Security & Livelihoods


This sector includes different projects and activities such as providing livelihood training and social cohesion.

1. BENEFICIARIES SELECTION, CAPACITY BUILDING AND BASELINE ASSESSMENT NINAWA, KIRKUK, SALAH AL-DIN, DIYALA AND ANBAR



2021: KOHRW in cooperation with UNDP, initiated a response to cover beneficiary selection for cash for work (CFW) projects & capacity-building activities. Which covered 3,501 beneficiaries’ selection for cash for work projects in five governorates (Kirkuk, Diyala, Anbar, Salah Al-Din, and Ninewa).

2. KHOTWA (Small Business Support- SMEs)


2021: KOHRW, in partnership with UNDP and support from the Government of Canada, has been running the Youth Innovation & Creativity Award across Kirkuk & Mosul governorates to fine-tune their innovative ideas, develop entrepreneurial skills and create sustainable business models. In this program 20 final business ideas were the final winners with a 5,000 USD grant per business idea to procure essential item to start their business, plus coaching and mentoring services.

3. GREEN HOUSES FOR IDP CAMP IN BAHRKA2017:


KOHRW established eight (8) green houses (small businesses) for vegetables in Bahrka IDP camps. The project aim was to change these camps from being consumer to productive camps and also improve economic development and livelihoods of IDPs. This project was supported by Mass Group Holding and able to cover the vegetable needs of each camp. This program is on-going

4. HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE (HAC)


KOHRW formed this committee in 2014 along with 30 local NGOs to provide humanitarian relief for IDPs, refugees, new comers following ISIS occupation in Mosul. Through this committee KOHRW was able to cover the humanitarian needs for more than 40,000 IDPs. This program is on-going.

5. DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD ITEMS AND NON-FOOD ITEMS IN MOSUL, KIRKUK, DIYALA, SULAIMANYA AND ERBIL


Refugees, IDPs and vulnerable host communities are severely affected by the lack of humanitarian relief essential for daily survival. KOHRW worked to meet the urgent needs of 50,500+ unassisted families/individuals in Erbil, Duhok, Sulaimanya, Kirkuk, Diyala and Mosul through the distribution of food items and non-food items. This program was supported by UNHCR.