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HI works in Iraq by providing rehabilitation care and psychosocial support, conducting clearance operations, and running explosive remnants of war risk awareness raising sessions.

Children in Khazir camp, Iraq - Humanity & Inclusion

Children in Khazir camp, Iraq - Humanity & Inclusion | © Camille Borie / Handicap International

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HI assist victims of the conflict through rehabilitation and psychosocial care and supports health centres with the provision of equipment and assistive devices, training of physiotherapists, and awareness on people with disabilities.

HI raises civilians’ awareness of the dangers of explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices. The organisation clear zones contaminated with explosive devices.

HI defends the rights of people with disabilities and supports the access of children with disabilities to education. The association also facilitates the access to services of people needing humanitarian assistance.

Areas of intervention

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Situation of the country

Map of Humanity & Inclusion's interventions in Iraq

Iraq has suffered from a succession of wars, terrorist attacks and political crises over the last 40 years. Civilians were the main victims.

Since 1979 when Saddam Hussein took power, Iraq has been through three murderous wars, a series of bloody repressions including those of the Kurds and Shi'ites, and a trade embargo lasting over ten years. In April 2003, a coalition led by the United States and the United Kingdom toppled Saddam Hussein's regime. A string of terrorist attacks and political crises ensued and between 2003 and 2012, 250,000 civilians were affected by armed violence. Another armed conflict between Iraq and its allies and the Islamic State Movement began in 2013 and ended in December 2017.

Iraq is considered to be one of the countries in the world the most severely contaminated by mines and explosive remnants of war.

Date the programme opened: 1991

Number of HI staff members: 128 people

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