Iraq: Helping widows and disabled people start small businesses
20-03-2013 Photo gallery
People with a disability in charge of a household, as well as female breadwinners, face extremely harsh conditions in Iraq. The ICRC offers grants to help the most vulnerable start small businesses. Beyond the economic impact, it helps them restore their dignity by making them feel useful and needed in their communities. Kirkuk, in the disputed territories in the north of Iraq, is currently one of the cities most affected by violence.