Children in Iraq have endured years of catastrophic conflict. Since 2014, 3.3 million children and adults in Iraq have been forced to leave their homes and seek shelter from the fighting. Although Mosul has been re-taken from ISIL, families continue to struggle. Unemployment is high and most children have missed years of school. In western Mosul, homes, infrastructure and services have been almost completely destroyed.
World Vision is working in camps and urban areas throughout the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and in eastern Mosul. We provide emergency assistance to families including food, water, blankets, stoves, mattresses and healthcare. We also support children and adults with longer-term education, protection and economic development programs to help them recover and start rebuilding their lives.
Since 2014, World Vision has reached more than 209,000 children and adults in Iraq.
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