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. 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:

  • 758 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 298 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 7,280 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 46,449 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 866,733 USD in cash or vouchers were given to caregivers as part of our COVID-19 response

Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Iraq, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020

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