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Iraq

Iraq in brief

Capital: Baghdad
Area: 438 317 km2
Population: 32 847 000 (2011)

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Iraq has undergone severe economic and social regression in four decades preceding the fall of Saddam Hussein´s regime in 2003. Last American soldier left the country in the end of 2011. After more than 10 years of freedom the country is still afflicted with high level of corruption, sectarian violence and social and economic inequality. Even though the Iraqi oil reserves are one of the biggest in the world, one fifth of the population lives under the poverty line.

People in Need first started working in Iraq over ten years ago, shortly after the 2003 invasion. At this time, PIN focused its efforts on reconstructing and rehabilitating schools and health centres in Missan governorate in southern Iraq, an area that had gone largely unnoticed by other humanitarian actors.



As PIN began to establish its presence in the country, its activities grew to include capacity building initiatives aimed at restoring and empowering civil society after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003.



In the spring of 2004, PIN was forced to close its office due to the deteriorating security situation in the country and move to Amman, Jordan. From there, PIN continued to manage its programmes until it was able to re-establish its presence in Iraq in 2010.



PIN re-entered Iraq in 2010, opened its office in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, KRI. Since 2010, PIN started to focus more on development education, civil society oriented activities and capacity building of local partners.



Since 2014, as a result of the violence and conflict linked to the takeover of Iraqi territory by the so-called Islamic State (IS) and the counter-insurgency operation launched by the Government of Iraq and its allied forces, greater numbers of people are being forced to flee their homes. Iraq faces a complex and growing humanitarian crisis, with over 10 million people estimated to be in need of some form of humanitarian assistance.

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11. October 2016
Iraq;
Humanitarian aid;

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People in Need helped more than 3,300 Iraqi children on territories regained from the so-called Islamic State to return to schools

People in Need helped more than 3,300..

28. June 2016
Iraq;
Education; Humanitarian aid;

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PIN provided support to 388 people living with disabilities in the north of Iraq

PIN provided support to 388 people living..

26. June 2016
Iraq;
Humanitarian aid;

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Alliance2015 and EU Humanitarian Aid to Assist over 19,000 People Displaced from Mosul

Alliance2015 and EU Humanitarian Aid to..

11. January 2017
Iraq;
Humanitarian aid;

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Mosul, Iraq: Alliance2015 Prepares for the “Single Largest and Most Complex Humanitarian Response of 2016”

Mosul, Iraq: Alliance2015 Prepares for the..

21. October 2016
Iraq;
Humanitarian aid;

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At least 30% of people displaced from Mosul will be children. How will People in Need respond to their needs?

At least 30% of people displaced from..

18. October 2016
Iraq;
Humanitarian aid;

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Life After so-called Islamic State: Rebuilding Schools in Rabia

Life After so-called Islamic State:..

11. October 2016
Iraq;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
People in Need helped more than 3,300 Iraqi children on territories regained from the so-called Islamic State to return to schools

People in Need helped more than 3,300..

28. June 2016
Iraq;
Education; Humanitarian aid;

Article
PIN provided support to 388 people living with disabilities in the north of Iraq

PIN provided support to 388 people living..

26. June 2016
Iraq;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

PIN Volunteer Martina Voháňková

PIN Volunteer Martina Voháňková

4. December 2015
Cambodia; Iraq; South Sudan;
Humanitarian aid;

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Colleagues from Georgia, Armenia, Mongolia and Moldova at the One World Film Festival

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12. March 2014
Armenia; Czech Republic; Georgia; Iraq; Moldova; Mongolia;
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The Help of PiN to Syrian Refugees in Iraqi Refugee Camp

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20. January 2013
Iraq;
Humanitarian aid;

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SOS Syria 2012 - Medicine and Medical Supplies

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Iraq;
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