Iraq Humanitarian Emergency

A refugee woman plays with a baby girl in a women's centre.
UNFPA Iraq/Turchenkova

Armed conflict in Iraq has created a dire humanitarian situation. Millions of Iraqis have been internally displaced due to fighting between government forces and armed non-state actors. This includes the Yazidi minority group, which has been the target of genocide and brutal sexual violence. Compounding the situation are the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees living in the country. With countless women and expecting mothers unable to access life-saving health care or counseling, UNFPA and partners are working to provide humanitarian relief by supplying dignity kits, establishing women's centres and safe spaces, setting up reproductive health clinics and delivery rooms and deploying mobile clinics and trained health personnel to assist survivors of gender-based violence.

Country Population: 36.4 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

10.00 million
2.50 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    Number of safe spaces
  • Capacity building
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management

Emergencies updates and resources

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.