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Latest News

After military action in North-East Syria in October 2019, (16,878) Syrian refugees have crossed into the KR-I. Over (14,000) individuals hosted in Baradarash camp and more than (2,000) in Gawilan camp.

Last update (October 25, 2019), BRHA

Board of Relief and Humanitarian Affairs (BRHA)


governmental body within Duhok’s governmental structure, established in Duhok- Iraqi Kurdistan, in 2015. It’s the main operational counterpart of the UN agencies, humanitarian actors, service providers and government relevant departments in providing assistance to the people of concern in camps and urban areas.


Provide and run relief and humanitarian assistance to refugees, IDPs and the host Community.

  • Run humanitarian and development co-operations with UN agencies, humanitarian actors  and governmental partners Ensure efficient and transparent utilization of the government budget for the crucial, basic, and urgent needed services for the camp and Non-camp beneficiaries Operationalize the camps management strategy especially the community mobilization by community based activities, and community empowerment concept.


  • Ensure efficient cooperation and coordination between all Humanitarian actors and Duhok Government
  • Enable the beneficiaries to access the basic needs in a sustainable manner and with dignity
  • Provide cost-effective and high quality services
  • Ensure appropriate and equal assistance to all people of concern

Sector of Focus

As the main governmental entity of humanitarian and development cooperation in Duhok governorate, BRHA focuses on the following sector:

  • Camps Management
  • Basic services (Water, Sanitation, Shelter, Health, Education and Municipal)
  • Social and Community services
  • Capacity Building

BRHA Structure

  • BRHA is led by a Board, consisting of 11 members including the head of the Board and executive director. The other members are the general directors of relevant departments in Dohuk governorate as Health, water, electricity, education, security, social affairs …etc.
  • The Main tasks of the board are policies, fund raising, strategic planning, high level coordination, finance control and auditing. The Executive Directorate is responsible for the overall program Implementation, management and coordination.

Core values of BRHA

The core values of BRHA in executing this mission are

  • Equal access to all services
  • Full respect, neutrality and impartiality towards people of different religion, gender, ethnic origin and Political affiliation

People of concern

  • BRHA’s people of concern are IDPs, Refugees, Returnees and vulnerable host community

BRHA Experience

  • BRHA was established to run and manage the humanitarian affairs in Dohuk governorate replacing two governmental entities in Dohuk governorate (Development and modification center – DMC) and (Emergency cell – EC) which were the main operational and implementation partners of UN agencies and humanitarian actors for several years in providing assistance to IDPs, refugees and host community. So, BRHA owns sufficient experience and skills to achieve its mission and consequently to meet its planned objectives.
  • The current core staff of BRHA has been playing the key role in running and managing the processes of emergency intervention, relief support and humanitarian assistance provided to IDPs and refugees during the recent displacement from Ninewa and as well the huge influx of Syrian refugees. In addition; BRHA staff were and still the main part of the camps construction, camp management and camp coordination for refugees and IDPs since 2012 and 2014 respectively.


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The last update for recorded data is December 31, 2019.

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Developed by: Nechirvan A. Mohammed