Iraq | INTERSOS

IRAQ

INTERSOS INTERVENTION

Since November 2016, we are on the forefront of the response to the humanitarian emergency caused by the military offensive on the city of Mosul. Throughout 2017, our mobile medical assistance, protection and education teams have been operating in the areas of the country most affected by the conflict and with a high concentration of displaced persons. In particular, our medical, educational and protective services have been offered both in the camps for displaced people and in urban and rural areas under government control. Women, men and children have benefited from basic medical care, educational activities and psychosocial support, as well as specific legal assistance. Among the most vulnerable groups, we have given particular attention to women and children who are victims of violence, organizing activities aimed at safeguarding and protecting their psychophysical state.

At the same time we have been active with protection and education activities in the Syrian refugee camps of the Erbil governorate.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

38.323

CHILDREN WITH ACCESS TO EDUCATION (2017)

50.151

PEOPLE WITH ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES (2017)

2.024

CHILDREN WHO RECEIVED NUTRITIONAL SCREENING (2017)

6

OPERATIVE MOBILE CLINICS AND 4 SUPPORTED HEALTH CENTRES (2017)

10.644

WOMEN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE SUPPORTED (2017)

211.830

ASSISTED PERSONS (2017)

18

NUMBERS OF PROJECTS (2017)

CONTEXT

Since 2014, Iraq has been the theatre of a conflict between the ISIS armed group and the government forces that has caused more than 4 million internally displaced people, reaching the most critical year for the number of vulnerable people in 2017: estimates indicate about 11 million individuals in need of humanitarian aid, of which over 5 million are children (Humanitarian Needs Overview, OCHA). In 2017 alone, the clashes and fighting in the areas occupied by ISIS have caused the escape of about 3 million women, men and children, continuously exposed to situations of extreme violence and in need of urgent humanitarian assistance: shelters, food and water, clothes, medical assistance and care, psychosocial support and legal assistance. In particular, the recapture of Mosul, which began in October 2016 and ended in July 2017, was considered the longest urban battle since the Second World War. Furthermore, at the end of 2017, about 240,000 Syrian refugees have been hosted in Iraq, most of whom live in Iraqi Kurdistan with basic needs of every kind.

 

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