In 2003, following the advent of military operations in Iraq, DRC became one of the first organisations to provide humanitarian assistance, opening an office in Diyala and soon after in Basra. Today, DRC Iraq has extended its operations to nine governorates across the country with offices based in Anbar, Baghdad, Dohuk, Erbil, Karbala, Kirkuk and Najaf.
The continuing unrest and instability in neighboring Syria and inside Iraq is increasingly exacerbating the humanitarian situation Iraq. DRC has been responding to the growing needs of Syrian refugees and Iraqi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across the country using a multi-sectorial approach throughout its emergency response and humanitarian programming. DRC uses a community-based methodology in Iraq and focuses on balancing the special protection needs of the most vulnerable with support for basic communal services.
The DRC Iraq team implements an integrated humanitarian response, focusing on integration of services, coordination at different levels, and tailoring to specific needs of vulnerable populations
Sectors of intervention:
- Emergency Response and Preparedness
- Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM)
- Sustainable Livelihoods and Social Cohesion
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Partners and donors
UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency
DANIDA - Danish International Development Agency
Sida - Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
WFP – the World Food Program
UNDP – United Nations Development Program
ECHO – European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
WHH - Welthungerhilfe
DFATD - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
OCHA – United Nation’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs http://www.unocha.org/
OFDA- The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
BPRM- Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration http://www.state.gov/j/prm/
DFID- The Department for International Development UK https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development
- Danish private foundations and collection.