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. Iraq hosts nearly 260,000 Syrian refugees, the vast majority of whom are based in the Kurdistan Region. 

Years Active in the Country
We have been helping in Iraq since 2017
could be reached in 2022
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 also lies on reintegration. Of the 6.1 million people who were displaced between 2014 and 2017 approximately 4.9 million have returned to their home districts. For many returnees, a lack of social and medical services makes it difficult to regain a foothold. Around 961,000 people have acute needs, with closely interlinked barriers against attaining stability in their lives. To facilitate this, we took steps to help returnees, internally displaced Persons and host communities and accompany them, especially regarding medical and mental health issues. 

Our projects in Iraq

  • Strengthening the resilience of vulnerable people and infrastructure in Baghdad

    We enable returnees, IDPs and host communities to receive medical and psychological support.