Iraq Humanitarian Emergency

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

Iraq has been in a phase of transition since the declared end of the conflict against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in December 2017. Nevertheless, political instability and internal displacement continue to drive humanitarian needs. The country is also vulnerable to natural hazards, particularly earthquakes and floods. Internally displaced people face difficult conditions, including inadequate access to food, healthcare, water, sanitation and education. Employment opportunities are limited. Access to basic services is particularly constrained for women and children from female-headed households. Gender-based violence (GBV) and traditional practices such forced and child marriage are widespread. Challenging living conditions also contribute to negative coping strategies such as survival sex. UNFPA is working with partners to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health as well as GBV prevention and response services. Although focusing primarily on responding to the emergency needs of the Iraqi population, UNFPA is also working to enhance resilience and recovery.

Country Population: 36.4 mil

Humanitarian needs

4.10 million
1.31 million
Last updated on - 14 Juillet 2020

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Nombre de cliniques mobiles
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Nombre d'espaces sécurisés
    Health facilities that incorporate one-stop centers for GBV survivors, supported by UNFPA
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

Emergencies related listing

  • 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.

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