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9 current projects
14.23 m. € funding in 2019
80,000 people reached in 2019

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 4.1 million people in Iraq are dependent on humanitarian assistance.

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Selected projects

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: € 12,298,400
Institutional donors: GIZ

Rebuilding Agricultural Systems

Iraq | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 4,500,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Water for Refugees and their Host Communities

Iraq | 2018 – 2021 | Budget: € 2,384,270
Institutional donors: EU

Water and Education in a Former IS-Controlled Area

Iraq | 2019 – 2021 | Budget: € 3,951,842
Institutional donors: AA

Finally Growing Vegetables Again

Iraq | 2020 – 2021 | Budget: € 1,277,913
Institutional donors: WFP/PAM

Cash for Work as a Catalyst for the Economy

Iraq | 2020 – 2021 | Budget: € 1,277,367
Institutional donors: GIZ

News from Iraq

Rank in Global Hunger Index
#68 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.

More about Global Hunger Index
37.2 million population (2019)
3.0% child mortality (2019)
29.0% of the population is undernourished.
Global Hunger Index
-2,5 Score (23.8 in 2010)
26.4 2000
24.8 2005
23.8 2010
18.7 2019

Publications about Iraq

Cover of the publication "Welthungerhilfe in Iraq".
Welthungerhilfe (WHH) in Iraq

Support for displaced people and returnees: This publication offers an overview of Welthungerhilfe's past and current projects in Iraq. 

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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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