Relief International has been in Iraq since 2003. Its cross-sectoral response reaches out to the most vulnerable groups: girls and women, internally-displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees, widows, orphans, urban and rural poor and minorities.
In an effort to continue to build the capacity of civil society in Iraq, Relief International-Iraq was founded in 2005 as a local counterpart to Relief International. Over the course of the next five years, Relief International is in the process of turning over programming, fund-raising and accountability responsibilities to Relief International-Iraq, which will then become wholly independent.
More on our current response to the crisis in Iraq here.
Iraq - Current Programs
Iraq: Communication for Development (C4D) and Water Quality Monitoring for Syrian Refugees in the Dara Shakran Camp
Relief International is supporting the health and hygiene needs of Syrian refugees in the Dara Shakran Camp. Learn More...
Iraq: Advancing Widows Assistance via Enterprise (AWAVE)
The “Advancing Widows Assistance via Enterprise” (AWAVE) program aims to improve access for widows to social assistance programs by investing in local non-governmental organizations (LNGOs) to build their capacity to successfully serve the widow population of Iraq. Learn More...
Iraq: Women Leveraging the Internet for Financial Transformation (WLIFT) Program
RI, in partnership with Kiva and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, have developed the Women Leveraging the Internet for Financial Transformation (WLIFT) program to support Iraqi women running small businesses. Learn More...
Iraq: Economically Empowering Widows in Iraq
This program is aimed at creating jobs and expanding access to economic opportunities for widows in Iraq, in particular marginalized widows living in poverty. Learn More...
Iraq - Past Programs
- Iraq: Empowering Unions in Iraq (EUI)
- Iraq: Enhancing Children and Youth Protection
- Iraq: Establishment of the Iraqi Legal Assistance Center (ILAC) Network
- Iraq: Meeting the Needs of the Displaced
- Iraq: Building a Brighter Future: Rehabilitating Iraqi Schools and Public Works