Iraq

Building sustainable futures in Iraq


 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.
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. Today, we continue to 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:


  • 9,627 patient consultations were provided by health professionals through projects supported by World Vision.
  • 4,627 children benefitted from community health screenings, home visits and health centre referrals for children under five. 
  • 781 people participated in trainings, counseling or activities intended to teach healthy nutrition and feeding practices.
  • 5,622 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
  • 83 children under five received micronutrient supplementation such as vitamin A, zinc and micronutrient powders.
  • 1,898 women and children who access safe spaces for health education sessions
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 7 metric tons of food was distributed to meet families' immediate survival needs.
  • 112,902 people benefitted from cash transfers, giving them freedom and ability to meet their immediate household needs.
  • 4,194 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 5,959 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

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