Tens of thousands of IDP families have consequently been secondarily displaced, meaning that they have been voluntarily or forcibly displaced from their current location of displacement to another location. As a result, an estimated 103,000 secondarily displaced individuals dwell in informal settlements, or sites that host five or more displaced households living in sub-standard conditions that were not constructed to accommodate people.
In early 2022, 615 household surveys and 38 key informant interviews (KIIs) were undertaken to understand the unmet needs of secondarily displaced children in informal settlements in Iraq. Children and their caregivers, teachers, community members, and government officials were surveyed and interviewed throughout Anbar, Kirkuk, Ninewa, and Salah ad-Din governorates to assess key vulnerabilities related to the education, protection, and wellbeing of secondarily displaced children.
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