Iraq Emergency

Millions of Iraqis have been forced to abandon their homes after decades of conflict and violence.

Terrified, many fled with just the clothes on their backs. Now, with their limited financial resources exhausted by basic accommodation and food, they are in desperate need of emergency aid.

Over 2.1 million

displaced inside Iraq

 Over 360.000

displaced in informal settlements including unfinished and abandoned buildings

More statistics

Updated 14 May 2018

“We had no choice other than to leave because it was

not safe for our children. We left everything – our

clothes, our furniture, even our food”

Nafa Jihad, 40, father

More than 3 million Iraqis including those internally displaced inside the country and others living as refugees in other countries have been displaced since the start of 2014.

What is UNHCR doing to help?

UNHCR is on the ground in Iraq and surrounding regions, providing protection and life-saving aid such as tents, mattresses and other basic essentials. But as the situation worsens our supplies are running low.

Find out more about our work in Iraq and the latest numbers