CARE reopened its programming in 2014 after a military offensive in Ninewa displaced hundreds of thousands of people into the Kurdish Region of Iraq. Together with local partners, CARE delivers humanitarian assistance and long-term recovery support to the most vulnerable population. In 2020, CARE has reached more than 450,000 people – many of them are women and children.
Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), CARE Iraq has been adapting its water, sanitation and hygiene, health, livelihoods and gender activities. Awareness messaging has been delivered through door-to-door visits, text messaging and social media platforms. Health facilities have been equipped with laboratory supplies, disinfectant and personal protection equipment. To mitigate and prevent gender-based violence, CARE has also been providing information on referral pathways and support services available in different regions.