Operational Peer Review

Iraq: Case study

Over 5.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Iraq. There are also large-scale protection concerns, including horrific sexual violence against women and children. In August 2014, a system-wide level 3 (L3) response was activated. The Operational Peer Review (OPR) in Iraq took place in May 2015 to coincide with the deployment of a new Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator. The OPR team included representatives from Caritas, the International Council for Voluntary Agencies, the International Rescue Committee, UNHCR, and UNICEF.

The OPR team recognised that the HC and Humanitarian Country Team in Iraq had put in place a good practice approach to prioritise activities in the face of funding and resource constraints. Strong leadership and a collaborative team approach were also evident across the HCT.

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