Following nearly three decades of conflict, as many as 5 million Iraqis remain displaced inside their own country.
Displaced women and children are especially vulnerable to violence and insecurity and are at the forefront of our work.
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.
More than 1.5 million Iraqis — close to 5% of the population — who fled or were forced from their homes following the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 are still displaced. The International Rescue Committee continues to support their safe return and to ensure that they are protected wherever they may be. Uprooted women and children are especially vulnerable and are at the forefront of our efforts. We are also providing emergency assistance to Syrian refugees who have fled to camps in northen Iraq.