In this project, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society gave support those affected by the Anbar crisis, focusing on: food, nutrition and livelihoods, water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion, shelter, settlements and household items, and disaster preparedness and risk reduction. In Iraq, violence between armed groups and government forces has caused more than 2.4 million people to become internally displaced, including over 400,000 families. Those in need are spread across the country, and there were three waves of displacement following major conflicts in 2014. Although many Iraqis have found their way to camps, the majority find shelter in private arrangements, such as rented housing, totalling around 1.5 million people. Around 700,000 people have inadequate shelter, the majority finding shelter in abandoned or unfinished buildings, which lack the necessary facilities to ensure safety or sustain families. This project took place in Duhok, Erbil, and Zakho.
Over 150,000 people received relief distributions, with over 55,000 people receiving hygiene kits and jerrycans, the latter of which help people store clean drinking water. Displacement requires people to find alternative shelter, which then needs the things that make places liveable. Here, over 121,000 people received items such as blankets, mattresses, stoves, clothing, and other non-food items. Food parcels were also distributed, reaching over 62,000 people–over 10,000 households.
This project targeted those affected by the Anbar crisis.