Iraqis in Crisis
More than a decade after the invasion, there are more than 1 million Iraqis who have little hope of returning to their homes due to ongoing violence. Tens of thousands of others are in danger because they worked for the U.S. military. The International Rescue Committee is providing vital aid and calling the world's attention to their plight.
How We Help
- The IRC has provided humanitarian aid in Iraq on and off since 2003 and today assists tens of thousands of people in 12 provinces.
- IRC teams in Iraq currently rebuild and expand schools, train teachers, teach marketable skills to youth, offer targeted health, legal and psychosocial services to women, provide a range of legal assistance to returnees and displaced persons, improve water and sanitation facilities, and track forced returns at borders.
- The IRC launched programs for Iraqi refugees in Jordan in 2007 with informal education projects and mental health support. Today the program focuses on cash assistance for vulnerable refugees and helping local organizations prevent and respond to violence against women.
- The IRC helps resettle Iraqi refugees and others given sanctuary in the United States. We support newly arrived refugees by providing immediate aid, including food and shelter.