Advocacy for Iraq
Iraq has experienced decades of authoritarianism, violence, and displacement, and remains in a state of dire humanitarian crisis. Waves of conflict, including the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, intermittent sectarian violence, and the Islamic State’s brutal 2014 and 2017 insurgency, displaced millions of people in Iraq, including Syrian refugees. The residual violence has further prolonged their displacement with little access to durable solutions. Millions, especially children, need humanitarian assistance and lack access to adequate shelters, basic services, schools, and jobs.
What Must Be Done?
Refugees International is calling for support and protection for displaced people in Iraq, and has repeatedly warned against the risks of displaced people being prematurely returned home or further displaced.
As Nine-Year Commemoration of Ezidi Genocide Approaches, More Action Needed for Survivors and Displaced Ezidis
August 1, 2023
Refugees International Condemns the Renewed Hate Speech and the Targeting of the Ezidi Community in Sinjar, Northern Iraq
May 8, 2023
A Legacy of Displacement and Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq 20 Years after U.S. Invasion
March 20, 2023