Iraq

  • Displaced women and children are especially vulnerable to violence and insecurity and are at the forefront of our work.

    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.

    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 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 help displaced young people become self-sufficient through livelihoods training.
  • We provide legal assistance to thousands of returnees and displaced persons.

    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.

    The IRC rebuilds schools damaged by war, and trains teachers, reaching close to fifty thousand students at 130 Iraqi schools.

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Overview

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.

How we help
  • The IRC is gearing up to provide water to 5,000 people who have fled to Dohuk, and give cash grants to help 7,000 new arrivals to pay for their basic needs.
  • In addition, a network of community health and hygiene workers are identifying and referring children for vaccination and reporting suspected cases of communicable diseases so that early measures can be taken to prevent its spread.
  • The IRC is coordinating with health authorities to provide medicines for diabetics and people with hypertension.
  • The IRC rebuilds schools damaged by war, and trains teachers, reaching close to 50,000 students at 216 Iraqi schools.
  • We provide free legal assistance to thousands of Iraqi returnees and displaced persons, as well as to the growing Syrian refugee population.
  • We help displaced community leaders develop their skills in identifying and addressing essential community needs.
  • We promote healthy families and women’s well-being by providing health, legal and psychosocial services.
  • We help displaced young people find work and become self-sufficient through savings and credit associations and job training.
  • The IRC ensures that displaced school children have access to clean water and proper hygiene facilities.
  • The IRC works in camps for Syrian refugees where we provide services for women, education for children, legal assistance, and access to clean water and sanitation.

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