What You Need to Know
Nearly 30,000 Iraqis have lost their lives since the latest crisis began in January 2014, and more than 4 million have been displaced. Eleven million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and the situation is worsening. Nearly 3 million people have no secure supplies of food and nearly 1 in 3 need health support.Next
Although most areas controlled by IS have been recaptured by the Iraqi government, recent military offensives against the towns of Hawija and Rawa have driven thousands from their homes. Nearly 3 million remain displaced and hundreds of thousands are living in camps and improvised shelters. There, people lack access to basic sanitation, water and medical services. Hundreds of thousands families can’t go back to their destroyed homes.Next
Home to Babylonia, Sumer and some of the world’s earliest civilizations, Iraq’s modern history has been marked by decades of authoritarian rule. After more than 20 years in power, President Saddam Hussein was toppled by an US-led invasion in 2003. Since then, the country has faced political instability and sectarian warfare.Donate Today
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They have argued that awareness raising is a crucial and effective action to take in support the Iraqi people right now. With media attention largely focused on counter terrorism efforts and military issues, it is vital that public attention is drawn to the needs of the people and lack of social support.
Our efforts will help apply pressure on the government and international community to bring about a political and sustainable solution in Iraq. Every voice counts.
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Estimates say nearly 30,000 Iraqis have lost their lives since January 2014.
2.8 million people are currently displaced in Iraq.
Nearly 10 million people (1 in 3) are in need of health assistance.
Nearly 3.5 million Iraqi children affected by the conflict attend school irregularly or not at all.
Over 3 million people have no secure access to food, and more than half of the population is at risk of food insecurity.
WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE
Almost 6.5 million people lack sustained access to safe water and sanitation facilities.
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Iraq In Depth
The 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq led to an insurgency against the coalition and strife among the different Sunni and Shia groups. Al-Qaeda’s power increased and, at the peak of the crisis, hundreds of people were killed every day.
Between 2006 and 2007 the conflict descended into near sectarian warfare, in part due to the new government’s sectarian policy favoring the Shia majority at the expense of the Sunnis the conflict descended into near sectarian warfare. Shi’a militant groups retaliated with a campaign of kidnappings and killings.
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