Iraq Humanitarian Emergency

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

In Iraq, The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) had closed most of the maternity wards and hospitals during its occupation of Mosul. UNFPA responded to the huge reproductive health and protection needs and was already supporting a delivery room in East Mosul in December 2016. UNFPA also established 55 reproductive health facilities in and around Mosul between October 2016 and July 2017. During the last three months of 2017, UNFPA provided reproductive health consultations to more than 472,000 displaced women and girls. In 2018, UNFPA continues its strong presence in the gender-based violence sub-cluster and sexual and reproductive health / Minimum Initial Service Package working group.

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

Humanitarian needs

8.70 million
2.18 million
2.73 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    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.