Iraq crisis

Over 2.5 million people have fled their homes as a result of fighting in central and northern Iraq and over five million people in total have been affected by the ongoing crisis. Many have fled their homes and remain in desperate need of food, shelter, medicine and water.

Oxfam aims to reach around 250,000 people with lifesaving assistance.

Donate to the Iraq Crisis Appeal 

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Oxfam's Iraq Country Representative Andres Gonzalez Rodriguez says:

Our priority is to be ready to assist with crucial aid and try to be ahead of the situation by ensuring we are in the right place to deliver timely assistance to the most vulnerable conflict-affected populations.

Oxfam in Iraq

Oxfam is working in more than 25 villages and towns across the Diyala governorate of Iraq in areas that remain in dispute between the Kurdistan regional government and the federal Iraqi government. As the frontline with Islamic State continues to move Oxfam is expanding operations to include newly accessible areas such as Hosseini, where families have begun returning to their communities to rebuild their homes, restart livelihoods and recover from the trauma of conflict.

We have a dedicated team to respond to new emergencies, additional displacement and returnee movement in Diyala. Oxfam's assistance includes water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, emergency food security and vulnerable livelihoods combined with gender programming and policy and advocacy work.

In October and November 2014 Oxfam provided 19,400 litres of fuel, hardware and engine oil to rehabilitate water treatment plants cut off from the power supply. We have funded water trucking services, built latrines and are actively engaging village leaders on women's health issues.

Across northern Diyala, Oxfam supported the most vulnerable in coping with the harsh winter weather. Oxfam supplied over 12,000 people with urgently needed winter supplies, including fuel and blankets. We also recently launched a cash delivery programme, empowering over 3300 families.

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