Iraq

 
 

In 2003, following the advent of military operations in Iraq, DRC became one of the first organisations to provide humanitarian assistance, opening an office in Diyala and soon after in Basra. Today, DRC Iraq has extended its operations to nine governorates across the country with offices based in Anbar, Baghdad, Dohuk, Erbil, Karbala, Kirkuk and Najaf.

The continuing unrest and instability in neighboring Syria and inside Iraq is increasingly exacerbating the humanitarian situation Iraq. DRC has been responding to the growing needs of Syrian refugees and Iraqi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across the country using a multi-sectorial approach throughout its emergency response and humanitarian programming. DRC uses a community-based methodology in Iraq and focuses on balancing the special protection needs of the most vulnerable with support for basic communal services.

The DRC Iraq team implements an integrated humanitarian response, focusing on integration of services, coordination at different levels, and tailoring to specific needs of vulnerable populations

Sectors of intervention:

  • Emergency Response and Preparedness
  • Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM)
  • Protection
  • Sustainable Livelihoods and Social Cohesion
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Shelter

Partners and donors

UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency
www.unhcr.org
DANIDA - Danish International Development Agency
www.um.dk
Sida - Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
www.sida.se
UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
www.unicef.org
WFP – the World Food Program
www.wfp.org
UNDP – United Nations Development Program
www.undp.org
ECHO – European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
ec.europa.eu/echo/
Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
formin.finland.fi
WHH - Welthungerhilfe
www.welthungerhilfe.de/en/
DFATD - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
www.international.hc.ca/international
OCHA – United Nation’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs http://www.unocha.org/
OFDA- The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
https://www.usaid.gov/ 
BPRM- Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration http://www.state.gov/j/prm/
DFID- The Department for International Development UK https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development


- Danish private foundations and collection.