An estimated 2.8 million people require food assistance in Iraq. Most of Iraq’s wheat production comes from volatile regions in the northern part of the country and nearly all of Iraq’s water resources flow through areas under the control of ISIS and other armed groups, making access to food and water very difficult. Regular government food and supply rations have been disrupted by the conflict, affecting even those populations that are not currently displaced.
Today, more than 2000 families—nearly 100,000 people—have entered our district in the last 12 months. Geographical limitations and population saturation in the region’s largest cities have created supply shortages and distribution problems that have left many of these families with little or no assistance.
To date, we have served more than 100 families in 7 different make-shift camps with food and baby care parcels through the frigid winter months. As summer approaches, together we seek to serve more than 1000 displaced families with monthly food and hygiene packages. Each parcel provides a family of five with basic staples items needed to survive.