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Iraqi Population Displacement Analysis

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Technical Report,22 Apr 2015,31 Oct 2015

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Center for Army Analysis Fort Belvoir United States

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The purpose of this study was to inform CJ34 Civil Military Operations decisions on placement of internally displaced person IDP camps in Iraq. The study focused on three main objectives 1 Determine which factors most influence IDPs choice of displacement location 2 Provide planning factors for each displacement location given specific IDP criteria 3 Provide key insights on IDP behaviors in general. CAAs key findings are as follows1 It is expected that 89 of the IDP population from Mosul will displace to seven key districts around Mosul in five different provinces. 2 IDP camps will attract no more than 30 of the IDP population. 3 More IDPs reside in paid accommodations than any other type of shelter and would benefit from rent subsidies if offered. 4 IDP movements are not consistent with the perceived sectarian divide as half of the Arab IDPs stay in locations that are not aligned with their ethno-religious majority.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Government and Political Science

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