Meeting the essential needs of the most vulnerable populations in an unstable context
5th most vulnerable country to the impacts of climate change
1.2 million people internally displaced
4.9 million returnees
27.749 helped people


Since the end of the crisis caused by the Islamic State offensive in Iraq, 4.9 million people have returned home. However, 1.2 million Iraqi men and women are still displaced, and many of them are living in fragile conditions.

Climate change is heightening these difficulties. Iraq is suffering from one of the worst water shortages in its modern history. A report published by the UN Environment Program ranked Iraq as the world’s fifth most vulnerable country to the impacts of climate change. As the availability of freshwater declines and the number of extreme climate events increases, this is likely to deplete environmental resources even further.

In 2022, efforts were made to shift the focus of humanitarian activities towards long-term solutions, to encourage the remaining displaced people to return home. However, the lack of access to basic services and livelihoods still constitutes a major obstacle to their return.

  • 43.5 million inhabitants
  • 121st out of 191 countries on the Human Development Index

Our action

  • Mission
    opened in 1992, 2003, 2017
  • Team 6 international staff
    38 national staff
  • Budget 2.73M€

In Iraq, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has developed a strategy to promote food security and economic development. Our teams supported agricultural value chains, improved access to water for farmers and communities, and increased their capacity to implement sustainable agricultural solutions.

The main economic development initiatives included creating the first olive oil press in the region, supporting the production of organic fertilizer and rehabilitating the only mill in Sinjar.

Our organization also focused on empowering women: literacy classes, training and support for businesses run by women.


Institutional and private funding partners ECHO, CDCS, IHF, AICS (Italian Agency for Development Cooperation), Île-de-France region
Operating partners SEDO, COOPI, FRC, Arche Nova, Harikar, SSORD, UPP, Northern Technical University (NTU) in Mosul

Our impact

water sanitation

Improving sustainable access to basic services for the most vulnerable communities

  • Rehabilitation of “WASH” infrastructure
  • Rehabilitation of shelters
  • Distribution of essential items
  • Hygiene promotion
people helped

Improving the resilience of communities to shocks and climate change

  • Rehabilitation of water infrastructure for multiple uses
  • Promotion of good water management practices
  • Piloting technical solutions to save water

Increasing the economic security and resilience of individuals in marginalized segments of the population

  • Assistance to launch micro companies to support the agricultural sector
  • Literacy and training
  • Training on climate-sensitive solutions

Should you have any questions, please contact Thomas Janny.

Thomas Janny

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