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7 current projects
12.46 m. € funding in 2018
207,000 people reached in 2018

Thousands of years ago, the land between the rivers Euphrates and Tigris was a blooming cultural hub. In the last decades, however, Iraq has been defined primarily as a land of bloody wars. Until end of 2017, parts of Iraq were controlled by the so-called Islamic State, which was fighting the Iraqi army and its international allies. Even after the civil war ended it affects the civilian population particularly strongly. A total of around 11 million people in Iraq are dependent on humanitarian assistance.

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Securing Survival

The storm in Mosul has started – up to 1.5 million people can be forced to leave. Refugee camps are overcrowded.

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More projects in Iraq

Supporting the Economy with Training and Loans

Iraq | 2018 – 2020 | Budget: 11,360,400 €
Institutional donors: GIZ

Helping Returnees to a Devastated Region Make a New Start

Iraq | 2017 – 2020 | Budget: 3,214,012 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Water for Refugees and their Host Communities

Iraq | 2018 – 2020 | Budget: 2,384,270 €
Institutional donors: EU

News from Iraq

Rank in Global Hunger Index
#74 of 119 countries
GHI value 2018 for Iraq
extremely alarming> 50 low< 9.9

Global Hunger Index (GHI) of Welthungerhilfe and partner calculates the nutritional situation of a country once a year. The lower the GHI value, the better the rank and the better the situation.

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37.2 million population (2018)
3,1% child mortality (2018)
27,7% of the population is undernourished.
Global Hunger Index
-7,4 Score (24.4 in 2010)
26.5 2000
24.9 2005
24.4 2010
22.1 2018

Publications about Iraq

2016 fact sheet fleeing mosul iraq en
Fact Sheet: Fleeing Mosul

In June 2014, the so called Islamic State (ISIS) occupied the city of Mosul in the North of Iraq. On October 17th, 2016, the Iraqi Government launched...

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2017 joint press release 100 days mosul iraq en
100 Days Mosul

Joint Statement: Humanitarians fear for the 750,000 Civilians in western Mosul.

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