In October 2019, iMMAP Iraq signed a one-year agreement with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to carry out the Risk Mitigation Information Management Center (RMIMC) project, funded by the Iraq Humanitarian Fund (IHF)
, to support the Coordination and Common Services (CCS) sector in Iraq.
Through the agreement, the RMIMC is collecting, analyzing, and reporting security and explosive hazard incidents-related information, which facilitates security coordination, safe access and coordination of humanitarian organizations working in the liberated areas from ISIS. In this context, iMMAP is also providing regularly detailed IM situational maps, online real-time dashboards, snapshots, infographics, and situation reports on areas around the camps, areas of humanitarian response, and routes frequently used by humanitarian actors (HAs), returnees and internally displaced people (IDPs).
The RMIMC is also conducting capacity strengthening activities
to humanitarian actors and raising risk awareness among organizations working in the liberated areas.
Main objectives of the project:
• Improving accessibility for humanitarian organizations
• Providing risk information to affected communities about explosive hazards threatening their movement
• Improving the humanitarian organizations’ quality of information management and data visualization
iMMAP developed the project plan based on the needs analysis conducted with the feedback received from the implementing partners (IPs) working in liberated areas from ISIS. IPs flagged the importance of receiving regular information on explosive hazards as it largely impacts their operations planning.
Through this project, iMMAP is utilizing the RMIMC’s broad-based information management data on security incidents to strengthen situational awareness and enhance humanitarian actors’ knowledge on access, risks, and vulnerabilities of populations affected by the ISIS operations, and to promote principled, coordinated, and standardized approaches to information management across different humanitarian clusters and sectors.