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Iraq

4.2 million

IDPs in Iraq

1.4 million

Iraqis directly exposed to the conflict

11 million

people in need of humanitarian aid

The situation

The ongoing fighting since 2014 in northern and western Iraq has caused more than 3 million Iraqis to flee. Nearly half of them have fled to Iraqi Kurdistan and surrounding areas. Many Kurds, Yazidis, Christians and Muslims have fled to escape the rapid rise of the Islamic State.

 

Constantly exposed to violence and fear, civilians face a dramatic humanitarian crisis that is marked by difficult living conditions and limited access to healthcare. Everyone from residents directly exposed to the conflict, internally displaced people, Syrian refugees and residents of the host country are all directly and indirectly affected by the conflict.

Our action

Doctors of the World works in various camps spread throughout the city of Dohuk in Iraqi Kurdistan. In the Daoodia and Chamesku camps, our medical teams provide primary healthcare, sexual and reproductive healthcare, pediatric care, psychosocial support, nutritional screening and educational health programs to displaced and highly vulnerable people.

 

In 2015, further south in the governorate of Kirkuk, Doctors of the World set up three mobile clinics to respond to the major influx of new IDPs and the needs of host residents. Primary healthcare (including sexual and reproductive health) and psychosocial support are provided.

 

In 2016, Doctors of the World expanded its interventions in the governorate of Nineveh. We now have a medical team on hand to quickly and effectively respond to the needs of the people fleeing Mosul.

Our Impact

In 2016, we performed:
  • 171,394
    MEDICAL CONSULTATIONS IN OUR HEALTH CENTRES
  • 11,593
    MEDICAL CONSULTATIONS IN SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
  • 3,639
    MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTATIONS

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History

1990

Second Gulf War Erupts

1991

Surgical Missions, Treatment Of Sick Children, Training Of Caregivers.

2000

Creation Of Pediatric Post-Operative Care Units In 4 Baghdad Hospitals.

2003

Emergency Support To Health Facilities During The War.

2004

Doctors Of The World Leaves The Country For Safety Reasons

2006

Programs To Improve Emergency Care.

2011

Doctors Of The World Leaves The Country For Safety Reasons

2014

Emergency Aid To Displaced Populations In Iraqi Kurdistan

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