Hundreds of thousands of children remain in danger across Iraq
Since the liberation of the city of Mosul, many people across Iraq are still facing extreme danger. Shelter arrangements in northern Iraq have reached a critical point, and many displaced and vulnerable families have no access to basic services. Around 4 million children across the country remain in need of humanitarian support.
Children have lost their homes
Unicef is extremely concerned for the safety and wellbeing of children and their families in Mosul and across Iraq who still require humanitarian help. Hospitals, schools, homes, and other vital infrastructure have been destroyed by fighting, with many families having fled their homes.
Most displaced people are now living in newly constructed camps, or are sheltering in abandoned buildings. Additionally, heavy rains in Iraq have displaced close to 3,000 children. These children have lost food, water and shelter, putting them in danger of disease and violence. Many children remain in desperate need of our protection – we need your help.
How is Unicef helping children in Mosul and Iraq?
Our teams are on the ground now, providing emergency food, water and hygiene supplies to people affected by the crisis. Unicef is also supporting by trucking clean water into the city, and so far over 20,000 children in Mosul have been given access to safe water.
Unicef is working with teams of psychosocial carers and healthcare professionals to ensure that we are there for the children who have fled Mosul. We are supporting child-friendly spaces which give vulnerable children a place to play and learn in a safe and secure environment. Since the beginning of the conflict, Unicef has supported reopening of schools to allow over 400,000 children to get back to learning.
Working under some of the most difficult and dangerous conditions in the world, Unicef is doing everything possible to keep children and families safe in the days and weeks ahead. But we need your help to reach every child in danger.
Please donate now to help us reach children affected by the conflict in Iraq.
For the first 12 months monthly donations made to this appeal will go to children affected by the crisis in Iraq. After that they will go to our Children’s Emergency Fund. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed Unicef’s funding requirements for this appeal, your one off or monthly gift will also go to the Children’s Emergency Fund.