As most people know, Iraq has been affected by conflict and corruption for decades. Poverty is widespread and about 10 million Iraqis need humanitarian assistance - almost half of them children.

They face a range of challenges including displacement, gaps in education, trauma and threats of sexual violence. 

The security situation makes working there difficult and dangerous. But having been there since 2003, we have built up strong partnerships with local groups and communities which helps us navigate some of the risks.



In Iraq:

Children in Iraq

Iraq's war-torn recent past has had big impacts on children. 

It's estimated that there are 2 million Iraqi children not getting any regular education.

A lot of them are displaced from their homes or separated from their families. 

Serious violations of children’s rights are common in Iraq right now, including sexual and gender-based violence – girls are particularly at risk.

What we do in Iraq

A lot of our work in Iraq is done in partnership with local or national NGOs, and includes humanitarian aid, child protection, education support and trauma counselling.

We make sure individual children get the help they need, even in hard-to-reach areas.


Three ways you can help