Iraq
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,

  • 45,000
    detainees in 27 detention centers received soap, disinfectant, and personal protective equipment to help contain spread of COVID-19
  • 18
    primary health care centres and two hospitals received monthly drug donations
  • 500
    staff in nine primary health care centres and one hospital attended COVID-19 awareness and prevention sessions
  • 19,000
    people received access to clean water
  • 15
    physical rehabilitation centers received soap, disinfectant, and personal protective equipment