Ongoing needs in Iraq
The past decade of humanitarian action in photos
- 2017: The missingMany Iraqis today do not know the fate of their loved ones. Decades of violence have left hundreds of thousands missing. The ICRC collects information from families with missing relatives and submits on their behalf the names of disappeared persons to the relevant authorities who may have information. This woman holds a photo of one her husband who has been missing since the Iraq-Kuwait war.CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Mohammad Jawad Alhamzah
- 2015: Emergency distributionIn 2015, the armed conflict in Iraq again forced people to flee their homes. Some areas in the country witnessed major population movements as people escaped the fighting and sought shelter in safer areas. Food and essential items were distributed to the displaced, including this boy.CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Layth Ameen Obaid
- 2013: Meanwhile on the Syrian borderThe Syrian conflict has affected all the neighboring countries. Around 250,000 Syrian people fled their homes to Iraq because of the fighting. In this camp, in the south west of Dohuk province, 56,000 Syrian refugees found a safe haven.CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Ibrahim Malla
- 2010: After the fighting stops, danger remainsIraq is considered one of the top countries most contaminated by explosive hazards in the world. Here, an ICRC explosive ordnance disposal staff member works on a clearance operation in Missan governorate.CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Kristjan Sigfusson
- 2009: Identifying human remains after the end of hostilitiesThe ICRC has been working alongside the Iraqi authorities to enable the recovery and handover of remains of Iranian and Iraqi soldiers who died during the 1980-88 war, in order to clarify the fate of those who went missing. The most recent transfer took place in July 2018.CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / s.n.