Codes and policies
Our codes and policies shape our work and ensure we stay true to our values.
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Why are we in Iraq? Iraq is a country facing multiple challenges and is a protracted humanitarian crisis. As its neighbouring country Syria remains unstable, there are now over 200,000 Syrians fleeing conflict and seeking refuge in Iraq. Concern works in the harshest and most remote areas of Iraq in a number of refugee and internally displaced persons (IDP) camps.
There are 4.1 million people in need of assistance, comprised of 27% women, 46% children and 15% people with disabilities. There are huge issues in meeting basic needs of internally displaced persons in camps or outside, returnees, female-and-child headed households and women and children. Over 1.5 million people lack adequate safe and dignified living conditions, as well as basic water, health, and education; alongside extensive protection issues, both in terms of 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.