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Iraq

Iraq: Strategies & Goals

Main sector
Programmes
Programme Objective in Iraq

To contribute to the survival and resilience of conflict-affected populations such as internally-displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees.

Iraq has suffered from repeated armed conflicts in recent decades and with the insurgency by the Islamic State in 2014 the violence in many parts of the country greatly increased. As a result, UNOCHA estimates that there are 3 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country and 11 million people are dependent on humanitarian aid. The years of conflict have destroyed basic infrastructure in parts of the country, making it difficult for families to return to their homes even after the violence has ended.

Facts and Figures

Sectors of intervention

Welthungerhilfe’s work in Iraq initially focused on emergency aid, such as the distribution of food aid and winter provisions in the Dohuk and Erbil governorates. A more comprehensive approach has been developed in recent years to improve the food and nutrition security situation by focusing on rehabilitation assistance for IDPs, returnees and host communities as well as improving the water and sanitation situation for communities.  

Recovery and Rehabilitation

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Economic Development

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