Iraq

Since 2003, ACTED has been working in Iraq to provide humanitarian support to vulnerable populations through a multi-sectoral response to the Syrian refugee crisis and the Iraqi mass displacement challenges. ACTED teams in Iraq implement a comprehensive response ranging from emergency and camp management activities to reconstruction, stabilization, and resilience programmes across 15 governorates.

Mission context

Iraq’s protracted crisis continues, with 3.2 million vulnerable displaced individuals needing immediate food, water, shelter, protection, education, and health services in camp and out-of-camps. Overall, 11 million individuals are in need of assistance in Iraq. Children are particularly vulnerable, accounting for approximately half the population.

With the retaking of Mosul city from ISIL control in July 2017 and the October 2017 Hawiga and West Anbar offensives, there remains a high need for life-saving emergency support for vulnerable families who have been affected by the conflict. Those who have lived under ISIL occupation have often experienced widespread malnutrition, limited educational and livelihood opportunities, as well as critical physical and mental health issues. As large parts of the country have now been retaken, over 1.7 million families have returned to their regions of origin. As they rebuild, these families encounter the risk of unexploded mines, lack of livelihood opportunities, and the destruction of their homes, and infrastructure, and a lack of public services.

ACTED in Iraq

Since 2003, ACTED has been working in Iraq to provide humanitarian support to vulnerable populations through a multi-sectoral response. Since the Syrian regional crisis in 2013 and the beginning Iraqi displacement crisis in 2014, ACTED has established itself as one of the key front-line responders, providing immediate life-saving assistance, as well as long-term solutions linking relief, rehabilitation and development.

Over 2016 and 2017, ACTED supported more than 1.2 million persons in Iraq, though provision of food, vouchers, multi-purpose cash, shelter, non-food items, water, sanitation, hygiene, livelihood opportunities, child protection and camp management services across 15 governorates.

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Food Distribution in Salamiyah camp, 2017
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Salamiyah camp, 2017
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Non-food items distribution in Salamiyah camp, 2017
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Non-food items distribution in Salamiyah camp, 2017
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Water Saving Campaign, 2016
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Food Distribution in Southern Governorates
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RRM Distribution in Diyala, Kifrin District, September 2016
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Awareness session on child marriage, 2016
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Hay Samah Non-Food Items Distributions
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ACTED staff inspecting construction of communal waste pit

In order to promote sustainable interventions, ACTED Iraq works with local communities and local authorities to promote social cohesion within conflict-affected communities. This includes training local authorities in water and waste management, building the capacity of community stakeholders to independently manage child protection and education programming, and to support local organizations in their responses as humanitarian and development actors.

As the current conflict comes to an end in ACTED’s areas of intervention, ACTED Iraq continues to adapt its programming to promote reconstruction, stabilization, and resilience.

Current projects

Providing a multi-sectoral area-based humanitarian response to vulnerable populations in Iraq

Enhancing Food Security for IDPs Living in Camps Through Cash-Based Transfers in Dohuk Governorate, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Information management support for CCCM and CCS clusters and partners (REACH Initiative)

Emergency SNFI and CCCM response to vulnerable populations

Emergency SNFI and CCCM response to vulnerable populations

Emergency situation in Salamiyah camp

Emergency response in Salamiyah camp

Process and post-distribution monitoring for cash assistance for IDPs in and out of camps

Stabilization and recovery through a participatory area-based approach – Mosul

Process and Post-Distribution Monitoring for Non-Food Items and Cash Assistance to IDPs inside and outside camps

Process and Post Distribution Monitoring for Non-Food Items and Cash Assistance to Refugees inside and outside camps

Child protection services for Syrian and non-Syrian refugees in and outside of camps, Duhok Governorate

Improving Effective and Transparent Communication with the Refugee Communities

Improving effective and transparent communication with the IDP communities in Sulaymaniyah and northern Diyala Governorates

Improving effective and transparent communication with the refugee communities in Sulaymaniyah Governorate

Enhancing Food Security for IDPs Living In CampThrough Cash-Based Transfers in Erbil Governorate

Camp Coordination and Camp Management for Al Salamiyah IDP camp

Psychosocial support and non-formal education activities for children and adolescents affected by conflict in Mosul

Support improved provision of basic social and health services through local capacity building in Lebanon and Iraqi Kurdistan

Out-of-camp response to emergency shelter and non-food-items needs of vulnerable households displaced or affected by the Hawiga operation

Process and post-distribution monitoring for cash assistance for displaced populations

Information Management Support to IDP Camp Closure Strategy

Support to Logistics Cluster operation

Support to Logistics Cluster operation

Syrian refugee and host community needs assessment in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq

Enhancing food security for displaced people living in camp through cash-based transfers in Erbil governorate

Provision of first and second line child protection services to highlly-at-risk populations in Ninewa governorate

Provision of in-camp and out-of-camp coordination and mangement support to conflict affected populations

Provision of shelter, non-food items and water, sanitation and hygiene assistance to remainees, returnees, and displaced people

Provision of emergency assistance for Iraqi internally displaced person and communities affected by the on-going military conflict

Provision of emergency shelter and non-food items support to people displaced, from Hawiga, by conflict from Hawiga

Service de protection de l’enfance pour syriens réfugiés âgés de 5 à 17 ans, vivant dans des camps et hors camp dans le gouvernorat d’Erbil

Provision of emergency assistance for Iraqi IDPs and communities affected by the on-going military conflict

Situational assessment and trend analysis of internal displacement across Iraq (REACH Initiative)

Provision of emergency camp coordination and camp management support to displaced population living in As-Salamiyha Camp, Hamdaniya, Ninewa governorate

Process and post distribution monitoring for non-food items and cash assistance for internally displaced persons

Improving effective and transparent communication with the refugee communities

Process post-distribution monitoring

Humanitarian Situation Monitoring in Syria, besieged/hard to reach profiling and rapid assessments

Support to internally displaced families to improve their livelihoods

Improving effective and transparent communication with the internally displaced communities

Mass information for Syrian Refugees in Sulaymaniya

Protection pour les enfants réfugiés à Duhok

Rapid Response humanitarian assistance for families facing sudden displacement in Iraq

Information management support for camp coordination and camp management and analysis during Mosul Offensive (REACH Initiative)

Building resilience in most-affected communities

Child protection services for refugees in Iraq

Improving Communication with Refugee Communities

Improving communication with the IDP communities in Iraq

Cash Assistance for IDPs

Resources

Overview

September 2018

Looking Forward - ACTED Iraq
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Programmes

February 2018

Building resilience in most affcted communities in Iraq
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In arabic

February 2018

Leaflet for hygiene promotion
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