The Kurdish Region of Iraq was established as an autonomous region within Iraq by the nation’s 2005 constitution. Kurds as well as Assyrians, Chaldeans, Turkmen, Armenians and Arabs make their home in this mountainous region in northern Iraq, which shares borders with Syria, Turkey and Iran. In this region of Iraq almost 2.9 million people are in need of humanitarian aid. The majority of these people have been displaced since the ISIS surge out of the Anbar province in 2014 and the continuing conflict in the region. As of November 2015 there were just over 900,000 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) as well as 210,000 refugees from Syria. Operation Mercy (OPM) is working in the Kurdish region of Iraq in partnership with others to restore hope, grow capacity, and promote community.
Relief for refugees and displaced peopleInternally displaced people and refugees live among residents in villages as well as in structured camps. We meet urgent food needs among populations in both of these settings, most often with fresh fruit and vegetables, supplementing the dry goods provided by World Food Program. We also support local initiatives to relieve and assist those in need and have created ‘safe spaces’ for children whose lives have been interrupted by the devastation of war. We coordinate our efforts with other NGOs, the UNHCR and the Governorate of Dohuk to avoid duplication of services.
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Operation Mercy is an international relief and development organization headquartered in Sweden. We are a community of professionals who serve the poor and marginalized of Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa through an array of community development and humanitarian aid projects.
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