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Why are we in Iraq? Years of conflict 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.
Approximately 1.5 million people remain internally displaced, 70% of whom have been displaced for more than three years. There are huge issues on meeting the basic needs of IDPs, returnees, female-and-child headed households and women and children. They lack adequate safe and dignified living conditions, access to clean water, health and education and have extensive protection issues in terms of dealing with their poor physical and mental wellbeing.
We are working hard to combat suffering and build resilience in Iraq. We are doing this by establishing programmes which will offer protection services for children and tackle gender equality.