January 2020 – In 2020, there are an estimated 4.1 million Iraqis in need of humanitarian assistance, of which 1.77 million are in acute need. Out of the 6 million displaced people during the conflict against Daesh, more than 1.4 million remain internally displaced. Those directly affected by the conflict against Daesh, particularly those who were displaced and whose lives and livelihoods were uprooted and destroyed, continue to require humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs. With GAC’s support, CARE is improving access to essential water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), protection, and sexual and reproductive health services for up to 60,000 conflict-affected internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in camps, as well as returnees in Ninewa governorate. Project activities include: (1) repairing, rehabilitating and maintaining water and sanitation infrastructure in IDP camps and conflict-affected communities; (2) supporting the delivery of lifesaving sexual and reproductive health services; (3) providing protection response services, including case management, for women, girls, boys and men; and (4) distributing cash transfers to vulnerable returnees in response to urgent protection needs.
The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased and more equitable access to safe water supply, sanitation facilities and hygiene supplies for vulnerable women, girls, boys and men in IDP and returnee communities; (2) increased access to protection services, including gender-based violence prevention and response, for vulnerable women, girls, boys and men in IDP and returnee communities; and (3) increased and more equitable access to life-saving reproductive health services for displaced women and girls. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.