The humanitarian crisis in Iraq remains one of the largest and most volatile in the world. The pace of displacement over the past four and a half years is nearly without precedent with more than 5.4 million people displaced since the rise of the Islamic State (IS). The 2019 Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) states 6.7 million people continue to be in need, and although 4.3 million people have returned to their place of origin, 1.7 million people remain internally displaced. At present 721,000 IDP’s and 241, 000 Syrian refugees reside within the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), many of whom have remained in prolonged displacement since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011.
Act Iraq forum is preparing an appeal to respond to the needs of the affected communities. Act members: CA, DCA, HIA and LWF are getting ready for a response in Iraq targeting Shelter/ NFI’s, WASH, Livelihoods, Protection and Mine action sectors.