A recent study by the humanitarian organization CARE in Iraq found that almost 70 percent of the population is reluctant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
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.