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Iraq Update 2016

Iraq has been plagued by various conflicts over recent decades, with the humanitarian situation worsening by the day as a result. There are currently 10million people in need and 3.3million internally displaced in Iraq, with many attempting treacherous journeys to flee the violence.

Muslim Aid established its Iraq field office in 2003 so that vital development and emergency humanitarian work could be efficiently implemented. Ever since, Muslim Aid has been a lifeline to millions of people in need through the provision of healthcare, food, clean water, sanitation facilities, livelihoods, education, child support and seasonal campaigns.

Since January, Muslim Aid partnered with the World Food Programme to deliver food to internally displaced people in Iraq. $2million worth of food will be distributed to 127,500 people in the Salah Al-din and Babylon governorates throughout the year. The project has so far proven so successful that a new agreement has been signed; in which 5,624 metric tonnes of food (worth roughly $1 million) will be distributed to over 100,000 people from September-December 2016. Our food distribution projects recently made international news, as we were able to reach the northern city of Shirqat which has not received aid distributions for two years. In addition, Muslim Aid Iraq has been working with UNHCR on different humanitarian projects including cash assistance, water and sanitation and camp management. 

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