Read our 2022 annual report
Why are we in Iraq? Years of conflict have uprooted millions of people, eroded social cohesion, disrupted access to basic services, destroyed livelihoods and led to increased protection risks. With limited progress towards recovery and development, the situation has become protracted and millions of people across Iraq remain in need of humanitarian assistance.
Conflict has created huge humanitarian needs
Over 1.2 million people continued to be displaced in Iraq after years of conflict and hostilities, unable to return to their homes due to trauma and fear of persecution, damaged shelters, and a lack of opportunity to earn an income. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in camps or informal settlements face challenges in accessing critical protection and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.
Our programmes seek to meet the basic needs of displaced people in camps and informal settlements, prioritising those most vulnerable such as children and women. We provide basic services to address underlying needs, working together with local communities, partners, and authorities to build resilience and long-term change.
Protection and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
In 2022, our programme improved the quality of, and access to, WASH services, reaching 109,481 vulnerable people in northern Iraq. Concern also helped 5,498 IDP children with access to Protection services, ensuring they are cared for and referred to specialised services.
Collaboration with National Authorities
How we're helping Iraq
We are working hard to combat suffering and to build resilience in Iraq. We are doing this by establishing programmes which will offer protection services for children and tackle gender inequality.
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