The Iraq crisis is becoming a protracted and an ongoing conflict. The World Bank report of 1 October 2016 said Iraqi economy is facing severe and pressing challenges.
Currently, 10 million Iraqis are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. In 2016, 11 million Iraqis are estimated to require some form of humanitarian assistance; by the end of the year, as many as 12 million to 13 million Iraqis may be in trouble. The full cost of meeting humanitarian needs in Iraq at international standards is estimated at $4.5 billion to $5 billion. Recognizing the many constraints present in Iraq, including limited funding and operational capacities, the UN response plan targets 7.3 million people for humanitarian assistance. INGOs assistance and contribution is also requested.
ACT requesting members (RMs) in Iraq: Lutheran World Federation, Christian Aid, Norwegian Church Aid, and Hungarian Inter-church Aid, through their ACT appeal: Support to Internally Displaced People and Their Hosts in Iraq including the Mosul Military Operation – IRQ161, and with the support of ACT funding members- are responding to the needs of the targeted vulnerable in Iraq through different humanitarian sectors. In doing so, RMs are cooperating with their local partners, to alleviate suffering and build resilience of internally displaced persons and host communities in Iraq by improving access to essential assistance and recovery activities.