Fast Facts: Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP)

15 May 2016


Iraq faces a large-scale political and security crisis. Since January 2014, more than 3.2 million people have fled their homes as a direct consequence of violence and conflict linked to seizure of large swathes of territory by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Additionally, 250,000 Syrian refugees have fled mostly to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I).

According to the 2016 Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), over 9.3 million people in Iraq require immediate humanitarian support. The situation is turning into a protracted conflict, and the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) is expected to increase in the foreseeable future.

In response to the crisis, UNDP developed the Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP), which builds on existing experience and serves as a basis for the country’s early recovery and resilience agenda.


  • 72,000 persons benefited from enhanced provision of basic services
  • 23,520 persons (40% females) have enhanced livelihoods in Dohuk, Erbil, Sulaimaniyah, Basra and Ninewah
  • 5,000 vulnerable Syrian refugees and Iraqi IDPs, including victims of SGBV, received legal support

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