World Vision established its operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) in September 2014. World Vision’s operations were concentrated in its three governorates: Erbil, Duhok and Sulaymaniyah.
After completing primary assessments, World Vision secured registration to work in the three governorates with approximately 1.9 million internally-displaced persons (IDPs) and over 250,000 Syrian refugees. In 2015, activities were expanded in Northern Iraq to Kirkuk and in 2016 into Mosul. In 2017, World Vision reached over 930,000 people in Iraq through Food, Health, Children in Emergencies (including Education and Protection), WASH, NFI and Livelihoods programming.
Receiving registration with the Government of Iraq in 2018, World Vision continues to expand operations to meet the needs of the most vulnerable.