Iraq

UNICEF provided thousands of Iraqi families in Anbar Province with safe drinking water, food, hygiene kits and other supplies.
UNICEF is providing thousands of Iraqi families with safe drinking water, food, hygiene kits and other supplies.
UNICEF Iraq/2016

Support the children of Iraq.

Since January 2014, Iraq has suffered from intense conflict and sectarian violence.  More than 10 million people need immediate assistance, including 4.7 million children.

Nationwide, the number of displaced people — half of them children — has risen to 3.3 million.

Displaced Iraqi children risk separation from their parents, injury from improvised explosive devices, and exploitation and child trafficking.

Now, more than half a million children and their families in Mosul will be at extreme risk as a military operation to retake the northern Iraqi city from ISIS gets under way.

“Mosul’s children have already suffered immensely over the past two years. Many could be ... trapped between fighting lines or caught in the cross fire,” said UNICEF Iraq's Peter Hawkins.

Mobile teams are ready to care for the most critical cases of mental and physical trauma and provide immunization against diseases like polio and measles.

Across Iraq, UNICEF is providing essential services for affected children and families:  The rapid delivery of food and water, temporary schools, child protection and psychosocial services and critical health care.