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Iraq

CARE started work in: 1963

Iraq ranks 123 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International reopened its programming in Iraq in 2014 and works with national partners to deliver humanitarian assistance and long-term recovery support to vulnerable communities.

History of CARE International's work in Iraq

CARE International reopened its programming in Iraq in 2014 after a military offensive in Nineveh displaced hundreds of thousands of people into the Kurdish Region of Iraq. 

Together with national partners, we deliver humanitarian assistance and long-term recovery support to the most vulnerable populations, primarily in Mosul and other areas of Northern Nineveh. 

What CARE International does in Iraq

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, CARE Iraq has been adapting its water, sanitation and hygiene, health, livelihoods, and gender activities. 

We have delivered awareness messaging through door-to-door visits, text messaging and social media platforms. In addition, health facilities have been equipped with laboratory supplies, disinfectant, and personal protection equipment. 

To mitigate and prevent gender-based violence, CARE Iraq has also been providing information on referral pathways and support services available in different regions.

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2021
  • Direct 321,661
  • Women & girls 53%
  • Indirect 169,071
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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