For the past week, Iraq has been witnessing mass civilian protests that have led to clashes between protestors and
security forces, involving in some cases a high degree of violence, leaving dozens dead and thousands injured. Iraq
has been rocked by days of protests, as thousands of mostly young people have been demonstrating in different parts
of the country due to unemployment and poor public services and demanding national reform.
Large scale demonstrations began on 1 October 2019 following the curfew imposed by authorities and the cut of
internet access in many cities, putting Iraq daily in a situation of uncertainty. Large protests have taken place in the
capital Baghdad and spread to other cities such as Basrah, Amara, Al Nasiriya, Al Diwaniya, Samawa, Babel and
Number of people to be assisted: 25,000