Kinder im Irak
In Iraq

we improve access to basic health services for displaced persons, returnees and local residents. They receive medical treatment and psychological support.

International Assistance in Iraq

Why We Are On Site

The conflict between the state security forces and the Islamic State (IS) reached its peak in 2017. Years later, the effects are still being felt in Iraq. Ethnic and social tensions, an insecure political situation and natural disasters all contribute to a deteriorating humanitarian situation for the population. The armed conflict led to many fleeing people. More than 7 million people live in Baghdad, the vast majority of whom are affected by traumatic experiences, among them many returnees and internally displaced persons.

Years Active in the Country
We have been helping in Iraq since 2017
People in Iraq
are physically or mentally handicapped according to the UN
could be reached in 2021
Partner Organisations
implement the project on the ground

What We Achieve Together with Our Partner Organisation

Johanniter International Assistance has been active in Iraq since 2017 through partner organisations to provide the population with access to basic health services. Our focus lays also on reintegration. For many returnees, a lack of social and medical services makes it difficult to regain a foothold. To faciliate this, we took steps to help returnees, internally displaced Perons and host communities and accompany them, especially regarding medical and mental health issues. 

Project News from Iraq

  • Drei Mitarbeitende betrachten Unterlagen. Alle tragen einen medizinischen Mundschutz

    Mental health in Iraq: Finding inner peace


    Between 2013 and 2017, nearly six million people in Iraq were forced to flee after the IS took control of large parts of the country. The goal of our partner organisation, Jiyan Foundation, is to provide psychological support to survivors.

  • Eine Mitarbeiterin der Jiyan Foundation und Patienten vereinbaren Termine

    Iraq: Open Wounds After the Reign of IS


    During the regime of Islamic State (IS), the Iraqi city of Alquosh has taken in many traumatised refugees. Our partner organisation Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights is offering psychological support for those affected.