Advocacy for Iraq

What’s Happening? 

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.


Too Much Too Soon: Displaced Iraqis and the Push to Return Home


Internal Displacement in Iraq: More than Just Mosul


Displaced in Iraq: Little Aid and Few Options


As Nine-Year Commemoration of Ezidi Genocide Approaches, More Action Needed for Survivors and Displaced Ezidis


Refugees International Condemns the Renewed Hate Speech and the Targeting of the Ezidi Community in Sinjar, Northern Iraq


A Legacy of Displacement and Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq 20 Years after U.S. Invasion


Kurdistan Isn’t Ready for the Coronavirus


Can Iraq’s Internally Displaced Return?


Lest we forget: Assisting ISIS survivors in Iraq

Advocacy Letter

Letter Urging Action to Find Missing Yazidi Women and Children

Featured Image: An Iraqi Kurdish woman sits outside her home in Arbil, the capital of the northern Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region, on April 18, 2020. © SAFIN HAMED/AFP via Getty Images