Promote the civic engagement and improve governance in post ISIS_Sinjar

Ezidi 24 – Sinjar

A report on government performance (Health, Education, Water and Sanitation, Electricity) in Al-Qahtaniyah sub-district and its neighboring villages and towns have been implemented by the Youth Bridge Organization with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Through it they have focused on monitoring government performance and enhancing civic participation in Sinjar for the purpose of improving that performance for the post-ISIS phase through a comprehensive detailed presentation of the reality. Services in Al-Qahtaniyah sub-district and the Complexes and villages affiliated to it, such as the Sibay and Gerzark complexes, the villages of Azir, Khirbati Qawala, Razka, and Rumbossi, as well as showing the extent of the government’s response to the requirements of the population returning from displacement to those areas, using accurate digital data, mathematical fees as well as documentary photos.

The challenges facing Al-Qahtaniyah sub-district at the present time that the monitoring and documentation team found “in general”, are:

1- There is no budget allocated for this sector.
2- Administrative duplication in the sub-district by the federal government and the Kurdistan regional government.
3- The sub-district is disputed between Sinjar and Ba’aj, and thus it is neglected by both parties.
4- The absence of a directorate or division of water, sewage, education, or health in the sub-district.
5- The extent of damage and destruction as a result of the ISIS war that inflicted on the district’s infrastructure.
6- Governmental neglect of this sector and failure to deal with it in accordance with the law and justice.
7- The border area is located on the Yazidi-Arab border in southwestern Sinjar.
8- The border area is located on the Syrian-Iraqi border.
9- The geographical distance deprived the sub-district of many basic services.
10- The absence of hospitals and health centers in the sub-district.
11- Lack of educational institutions such as schools, institutes and kindergartens.
12- The sub-district’s lack of all service departments such as electricity, agriculture, municipalities, water and sewage, sports, culture, parks … etc

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