Iraq — Progress Toward Durable Solutions In Iraq: Sinjar District (June 2024)




Period Covered
Nov 01 2022
Nov 30 2022
  • Survey
  • Displacement Solutions

This factsheet on Sinjar District is an extension of the original pilot project in Ninewa Governorate aimed at assessing progress towards durable solutions to displacement for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees in the governorates with the largest shares of displaced populations in Iraq. The goal is to understand where IDPs and returnees in Sinjar District stand five years after the end of the 2014–2017 crisis and in which aspects they are still struggling. In this respect, this project contributes to a broader discussion and Action Agenda around measuring progress towards solutions and determining the end of displacement. The assessment measured progress along five criteria stemmed from the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Framework for Durable Solutions: 1) safety and security; 2) adequate standards of living; 3) access to livelihoods; 4) restoration of housing, land and property (HLP) and compensation and 5) personal documentation and participation.

Data collection for this factsheet took place in November 2022, across 3 sub-districts and 17 locations in the district of Sinjar. The focus of the study was on both IDPs and returnees within the district, including IDPs who are displaced within the district itself. Data were collected through IOM’s Rapid Assessment and Response Teams (RARTs), composed of over 73 staff members (40% of enumerators are female). They collected data through structured face-to-face interviews with a sample size of 310 IDP and 336 returnee households in Sinjar district.