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.
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.