Oxfam is working in more than 50 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, where families have begun returning to their communities to rebuild their homes, restart livelihoods and recover from the trauma of conflict.
In Diyala we have a dedicated team and in Kirkuk we are working with local organisation REACH to respond to new emergencies, additional displacement and returnee movement. Oxfam's help includes water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, emergency food security and vulnerable livelihoods combined with gender programming and policy and advocacy work.
Oxfam is also expanding operations in northern Iraq, responding to needs in the Mosul corridor. We are carrying out rapid needs assessments in newly liberated villages and towns and preparing to respond with life saving assistance to those most affected. Plans include the provision of water, sanitation, hygiene promotion and emergency food security programs.
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