Iraq

Building sustainable futures in Iraq



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In 2014, World Vision established its operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, an autonomous region in the northern part of the country. The protracted conflict with ISIS in the region has caused millions to flee their homes. The conflict plus political instability and low oil prices have derailed the economy and left many families in precarious situations.

World Vision supporters, along with the Government of Canada, are providing essential, life-sustaining necessities to more than 200,000 internally displaced people in the region. We support families and children in Iraq with much needed cash assistance and winter kits to help them get through the coldest months.

Your Impact in Iraq

Together, we're making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:


Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.
 

  • 1,500 people received hygiene or dignity kits containing basic health or hygiene products
  • 39,500 people including children benefited from food aid
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.
 

  • 345 children are participating in reading clubs to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 3 clubs are in place for children and youth providing essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 23 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 23 schools were built, renovated or received resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.
 

  • 1,212 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 59,913 people received cash-based support to addressing the urgent food and nutrition needs 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme
Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

 
  • 18,025 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 3 new or improved water sources are providing access to safe water, protecting children against waterborne diseases
  • 1,943 people are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 1,330 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 10 community members were trained to repair and maintain water sources, ensuring safe water access for children and families
  • 110 girls learned about changes that occur during puberty and have the resources to maintain good menstrual hygiene
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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