A forgotten crisis
Although out of the news, the crisis in Iraq continues as the country rebuilds.Poverty and financial insecurity are rife, with people often forced to sell whatever they have to meet their immediate needs - such as regularly putting food on the table, and keeping a roof over their heads.
Our food security projects are a key component of our overall strategy in Iraq, providing healthy nutritious food to a hungry population.
Although the conflict with ISIL is over, the impact of this bitter struggle added to the troubles of an already beleaguered Iraqi population. It has left cities like Mosul largely destroyed, a population living in the ruins, and significant numbers of people still internally displaced.
The affects are still being felt today with 5.6 million Iraqis (including 2.6 million children) still in need of assistance, 1.77 million of who have acute humanitarian needs. 1.4 million people are still internally displaced, with 70% of them having been displaced for more than 3 years.
The civil war in Syria has also added to, and compounded, the situation in Iraq, with approx. 250,000 Syrians refugees, of which 154,000 are children, seeking refuge in the country.