19 Apr 2018
The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) is pleased to announce that Public Aid Organisation (PAO) and Mercy Corps have been elected as co-chairs for the NGO Early Recovery Forum (NERF). Public Aid Organisation will be represented by Mahdi Maghdid, and Mercy Corps will be represented by Federico Capurro. Both Mahdi and Federico have extensive experience of working in conflict, post-conflict and early recovery contexts. As Iraq slowly moves from an emergency context to an early-recovery one, and humanitarian action begins to move into more sustainable recovery, resilience, and ultimately development, NGOs have an important role to play in helping to rebuild Iraqi society. In light of this, the NERF will act as a platform for national and international NGOs…
The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) is pleased to welcome the following NGOs as NCCI members: Access Aid Foundation (AAF) – National NGO Aynda Center for Research Organization – National NGO Dutch Organization for the sake of Iraqi Children. – International NGO Fekrah Organization for relief and development (FORD) –National NGO Shams Alrafidain Charity Organization – National NGO Vanda Aid – International NGO Wand Alkhair Human Organization – National NGO We are particularly excited about the number of Iraqi NGOs becoming NCCI members. Between 2014-2018 national NGO membership to NCCI has more than doubled. National partners play a significant role on the front lines by providing services, reconciling communities, and protecting the most vulnerable. NCCI looks forward to working…
NGOs Call on Authorities to Meet Obligations for Protection and Access in Iraq 30 October 2017 The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI), a forum of 159 nongovernmental organizations working to provide aid and protection for civilians affected by the conflict in Iraq, notes the announcement by the President of the Kurdistan Region that he will step aside from 1 November 2017. We call on all parties to continue to prioritize protection of civilians and humanitarian response and to engage in an inclusive and peaceful dialogue for all Iraqis. Following this event, along with recent developments in Kirkuk, Salah-al-Din, Diyala and Ninewa governorates, NCCI members share the following concerns and recommendations: We have witnessed how increasing political tensions and sporadic…
09 Jul 2017

NGO Statement on Iraq

Sunday, 09 July 2017
NGO Statement on Iraq ahead of the July meeting of the members of the global coalition to counter ISIL   As the members of the global coalition to counter ISIL meet in Washington D.C. this week, 28 non-governmental organizations working in Iraq highlight the ongoing protection and assistance needs for civilians affected by the conflict and call for prioritized investment in inclusive recovery and resilience efforts.   Summary of recommendations:  We call on: Considerations for protecting civilians and ensuring access to assistance during military operations All armed actors to uphold their responsibility to protect civilian life and civilian objects and ensure access to life-saving assistance for those caught up in ongoing and future military offensives in Iraq. Coalition and partner forces to…
03 May 2017
Following the 2016 Second Standard Allocation of the Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund (IHPF), the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) commissioned a study to document lessons learned on behalf of the NGO community in Iraq. The overarching purpose is to enable NGO expertise and know-how, particularly as the first responders and primary operational actors on the ground, to contribute to ongoing discussions to ensure the IHPF is fit for purpose.   Research paper can be downloaded below.
16 Apr 2017
The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) is a member-led NGO coordination platform of currently 120 international and local NGO Members and 7 Observers. Founded in Baghdad in April 2003 by a group of international NGOs looking to establish a neutral, independent space for NGOs to coordinate humanitarian activities in Iraq, membership was opened for local NGOs in 2005. Throughout the years, NCCI mission, structure and objectives continuously evolved to adapt to the changing circumstances in Iraq. As the main NGO coordination body in Iraq NCCI has three strategic objectives: coordination and information sharing, advocacy, and support services and capacity building for NGOs. NCCI has two main offices in Iraq (Erbil and Baghdad), sub-offices in Basrah and Geneva (Switzerland) and…
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