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. Many people who had to flee from the violence and conflicts live as internally displaced persons under precarious conditions in various camps and communities in the country. Countless people have been traumatized, and integration into their new living environment is often difficult.
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. They receive medical as well as psychological treatment. We reduce the stigmatization of mental illness by educating and sensitizing communities about it. A dialogue program promotes cohesion between the various ethnic and religious groups, thus facilitating integration.