Displaced women and children are especially vulnerable to violence and insecurity and are at the forefront of our work.
Following nearly three decades of conflict, as many as 5 million Iraqis remain displaced inside their own country.
We promote healthy families and women’s well-being by providing health and social services.
We help displaced young people become self-sufficient through livelihoods training.
We provide legal assistance to thousands of returnees and displaced persons.
The IRC rebuilds schools damaged by war, and trains teachers, reaching close to fifty thousand students at 130 Iraqi schools.
An already serious humanitarian crisis is growing worse with as many as 500,000 men, women and children fleeing their homes in the wake of escalating violence in Iraq.
The IRC is preparing to provide clean water, medicine and emergency financial assistance to thousands who have fled the fighting. In addition, the IRC provides emergency support to thousands of Syrian refugees in northern Iraq, and — since 2003 — those who have fled previous waves of violence in central Iraq.