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In Iraq, more than 2.5 million people need humanitarian assistance and 1.2 million Iraqis remain internally displaced. Alongside meeting residual humanitarian needs resulting from the conflict with the so-called Islamic State (IS), DRC is also supporting communities’ broader recovery efforts while maintaining capacity to address new needs, including due to (re-)displacement, water scarcity and climate change.

06 Jun 2024

IDPs returning from Kurdistan camps find areas of origin without support or services

02 Jun 2024

A letter from a youth leader involved in social cohesion

28 May 2024

Accidental Spread of Contaminated Land Poses Deadly Threat to Safe Areas

10 Apr 2024

Climate change, water shortages, and the vital role of extending essential services

04 Apr 2024

Helping to clear the way for Iraq's journey to recovery

08 Mar 2024

How displacement in informal sites intensifies forced marriage risks in Iraq

Displacement trends

Source: | DRC Foresight

Core sectors Iraq

Economic Recovery
Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding
Shelter and Settlements
Camp Coordination and Camp Management
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Promoting the power of digital technologies in Iraq's agricultural sector

22 May 2024

MIDDLE EAST: Improving the Response to Internal Displacement

21 May 2024

Where should we go? Durable solutions for remaining IDPs in Iraq

14 May 2024

Communiqué - Roundtable on Women, Displacement and Durable Solutions in Iraq

08 Jan 2023

Life in the margins: Re-examining the needs of paperless people in post-conflict Iraq

19 Sep 2022

Civil Society Engagement and Diaspora Programme

12 Jun 2022

Why we are there

In 2003, shortly after the start of foreign military operations in Iraq, DRC became one of the first organisations on the ground providing humanitarian assistance in the country.

Today, DRC continues to provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable displacement-affected families, including IDPs, returnees and host communities.

As needs have shifted over the course of Iraq’s recovery, DRC has also progressively adapted the scope of its response, moving beyond large-scale, emergency programming in camps in favor of more specialized early recovery activities, while maintaining capacity to address sudden-onset crises.

What we do

DRC works to support the safety, dignity, and resilience of conflict- and displacement affected people in Iraq by providing for critical basic needs as well as developing sustainable long-term solutions for individuals and communities.

To meet these goals, DRC works to support IDPs, returnees and host communities across 7 governorates, with programming focused on economic recovery; protection; shelter, settlements and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); camp coordination and camp management (CCCM); and humanitarian disarmament and peacebuilding (HDP).

DRC also works to support the economic inclusion of Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where the vast majority of these families reside.