About the Crisis
Iraq is facing one of the fastest growing displacement crises in the world, with violence forcing more than 3 million people their homes since January 2014.
This humanitarian catastrophe has left 8.6 million people in need of aid inside Iraq - more than four times as many people since last year. Seasonal flooding and a cholera outbreak continue to complicate an already dire humanitarian situation, that has started to worsen even more with the onset of winter’s harsh weather.
Humanitarian organizations are providing lifesaving assistance and working to address the urgent needs of Iraqis affected by the crisis. These groups are supporting vital health care programs, providing critical psycho-social support and emergency food assistance, rehabilitating shelters for displaced Iraqis, and airlifting relief supplies such as blankets, water containers, kitchen sets and hygiene kits.