in focus

In Iraq, the ICRC helps displaced people, refugees and civilians in places affected by fighting during the times of crisis. We improve access to clean water and health care, visit detainees and enable them to maintain contact with their families and support the authorities’ efforts to clarify the fate of people missing from earlier conflicts. 

As the current health emergency around the COVID-19 pandemic evolves in Iraq, we are focused on ensuring that our existing humanitarian programmes are not jeopardized in the mid or long term. To address the emerging health-related needs, we are adapting our responses to best suit the people and authorities.

Latest Update
In numbers

In 2020,

  • 84,169
    people were supported with cash grants, food parcels, and hygiene kits
  • 50,000
    people were enabled to improve their livelihood by restoring access to an efficient irrigation system when we rehabilitated a power line
  • 45,000
    detainees in 27 detention centers were provided with soap and disinfectants
  • 19,000
    people benefited from the rehabilitating of three water supply systems and 1,300 houses received water filtration systems
  • 600
    health staff members attended 60 COVID-19 awareness and preventions sessions
  • 72
    handwashing stations were donated to 7 detention centers
  • 30
    hospitals, 19 Primary health care centers, 16 physical rehabilitation centers, 7 directorates of health, 1 central lab, and 2 emergency centers have been provided with soap, disinfectant, personal protective equipment, and thermometers