Visual reminders of conflict in Mosul
Rebuilding minds not just buildings

The Less Seen Need in Recovery

Two years after the Prime Minister of Iraq declared victory over ISIL on 10 December 2017, the effects of years under ISIL rule and following conflict to retake control are still very present for many Iraqis. Girls and boys in Mosul continue to need support to help them cope through overcoming feelings of isolation, fear of leaving their homes and returning to school, inability to focus and being withdrawn from other children.

Learn what World Vision is doing to respond to these needs and meet members of the team carrying out the work.

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Sama with her facilitator Zahra
Supporting children affected by conflict

Darkness to Light

Children in Iraq have been greatly affected by years of conflict. Not only have they lost friends and family members, homes and years of education  in many cases they have also lost their sense of childhood. World Vision is working to help children regain their childhood through programs like Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support. Rebuilding lives not only requires fixing the visible damage but addressing the needs that may not be as easy to see. For Sama, this support has helped her to regain hope for the future. 

Sama's Story
Child Friendly Space in Mosul
Hearing impaired brothers find a place to make new friends in Mosul

A place to belong

Overcoming challenges of hearing and speech impairment, Abed and Youssuf found a safe place to learn and grow through World Vision's Child Friendly Space in partnership with Al-Ghad League for Women and Child Care 

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Read 4 Stories of Change from Iraq

4 Stories of Change

Learn about World Vision's work in Iraq through the experiences of an IDP, Returnee, Refugee and Host Community Member


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Elmo is bringing students and teachers together in Iraq

World Vision teamed up with Sesame Street to develop the WASH Up! Program to teach children about Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene.

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World Vision Iraq has worked with the vulnerable children of Iraq, their families and communities, since 2014. Currently, World Vision Iraq has a commitment to bring hope and help to children and communities in the country through a range of holistic, integrated projects that promote change and improve well-being. Last year, over 937,000 children and adults benefited from World Vision Iraq’s programmes in Food, Health, Education, Protection, WASH and Livelihoods, which currently operate in 5 governorates throughout Iraq.

World Vision Iraq continues to expand operations into more governorates of Iraq to meet the needs of the most vulnerable whether internally displaced, returnee, remainee, host community, or refugee.

37.6 million

Population, total


Capital City

195.5 billion

GDP (current US$)

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Our Work

Follow the stories of our work in Iraq with IDPs, Returnees, Refugees and Host Communities

IDP: Youngest Community Leader in Hygiene Promotion

Meet Rawan

Returnee: Abu Mariya village receives life in the form of access to clean water

Meet Ali

Refugee: New Opportunities for Yara

Meet Yara

Host Community: Empowering Kazeen to Support Her Family

Meet Kazeen
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