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About RWG

The Returns Working Group (RWG) is an operational and multi- stakeholder platform on returns, which was established in line with Strategic Objective 3 of the 2016 Iraq HRP “to support voluntary, safe and dignified return” of IDPs; so as to monitor and report on conditions in return areas, and determine to what extent durable solutions have been achieved- or progress made- for returnees.

The key objective of the group is to establish coherence of information, data and analysis, strengthen coordination and advocacy, give guidance on activities related to key areas, and enhance complementary action among its partners with the overall goal of supporting and reinforcing the national response to Iraq’s coming reintegration challenge.

Membership

The Working Group is chaired by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and co-chaired by Danish Refugee Council (DRC). The stakeholders engaged include UN Agencies (working on humanitarian and recovery portfolios), ICRC, INGOs and National NGOs. In addition, the Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MOMD), donors and multilateral institutions attend the RWG meetings.

Structure

The RWG reports to the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and feed into discussions of the Inter- Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG) and Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and ad hoc forums like Governorate Return Committees (GRCs) at governorate level. RWG has established a strong partnership with Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and REACH for more in depth assessment and analysis of areas of return and no-return; and collaborates with Recovery, Resilience and Reconstruction platform led by UN Habitat and Ministry of Planning for advocacy on priority areas. From the government side, the RWG liaises and coordinates directly with Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MOMD) as well as key ministries working on returns.






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Key Contacts
Fatma Said

RWG Coordinator

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Veronica Costarelli

RWG Co- Coordinator

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Abdelnaby Gagy (Ismail)

Field Coordination Officer

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Meriwan Mustafa

RWG Project Assistant

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Noor Saeed

RWG IM Assistant

Noor Brusk
Bader Al-Mufti

RWG National Liaison Officer

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RWG Partners
NGO/ INGO
ACF
ACTED
Action against Hunger
Arche-Nova
CAOFISR
Capni
Care
Caritas
CCS Italia
Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Cesvi
Civilians in Conflict
COOPI
CRS
DRC
French Red Cross
Geneva Call
GIZ
GPPI
GRC
Handicap International
Heartland Alliance
HEKS
HRW
Human Appeal
Human Relief Foundation (HRF)
Humanitarian Response
ICMP
ICN Iraq
ICR Initiative
ICRC
IMC
IMMAP
Internews
INTERSOS
Iraq NGO Safety
IRC
IRCS
IRI
IYD
KSC
MAG
Medair
Mercy Corps
Mercy Hands
MSF
Muslim Aid
NCCI
NCSON
Nonviolent Peace Force
NRC
Oxfam
Pax for Peace
Peace Winds Japan
PIN
PUI
Qandil
REACH
Refunite
Relief International
RIRP
Rise Foundation
Samaritan’s Purse
Sanad
Save the Children
SBW
Secours Islamique
SEDO Iraq
Social Inquiry
Solidarites
Tajdid Iraq
TDH Italy, Switzerland
Tearfund
TSFI
UIMS
UPP
USIP
War Child
WHH
Women for Women
WRO
WVI
ZOA

Donors
DEVCO
DFAT Australia
DFID
ECHO
EEAS
EURLO
FCO (UK)
Federal Foreign Office – Germany
Government of Canada
Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
MOFA Japan
MOFA Kuwait
Netherlands MOFA (MINBUZA)
New Zealand Embassy
SIDA
US Embassy/ PRM
USAID/ OFDA
World Bank

UN
FAO
IOM
OCHA
UN Habitat
UNDP
UNFPA
UNHCR
UNICEF
UNMAS
UNOPS
WFP
WHO

Clusters
CCCM cluster
Child Protection sub- cluster
Education cluster
Emergency livelihoods
Food security cluster
GBV sub- cluster
Health cluster
HLP Sub Cluster
Mine Action sub- cluster
National Protection Cluster
Shelter cluster