Responding to the essential needs of most vulnerable mutli-displaced populations in an instable context
4.1 million people in need of humanitarian aid
1.5 million people still displaced
70% of displaced people have been displaced for more than 3 years
72 600 helped people


Since the end of the fighting against the Islamic State (IS) late 2017, the country gradually went from a high intensity armed conflict situation to the progressive return of displaced populations.

However, populations who could not go back to their communities or have suffered the effect of the unplanned closure of camps are particularly vulnerable and are today living in informal settlements facing immense challenges to meet their basic needs. Political and social tensions have continued through 2020 destabilizing the country and limiting the perspectives of assistance for the displaced populations or supporting their return. Moreover, the country was not spared by the Covid-19 pandemic, with more than 500,000 cases and 11,000 deaths, particularly impacting most vulnerable populations.

  • 38.4 million inhabitants
  • 18.9% poverty rate
  • 120st out of 189 on the Human Development Index

Our action

  • Mission
    opened in 1992, 2003, 2017
  • Team 9 international staff
    43 national staff
  • Budget 3.1M€

Since 2019, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL and its international and local partners’ activities focused on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in Internally Displaced People sites and among multi-displaced or returnee populations living in informal sites, in urban or rural areas, in Baghdad and in areas affected by the fights against the Islamic State (IS), including Mosul and the Nineveh plains. Our teams are implementing projects combining emergency and mid-term strategy, to improve the living conditions of these populations, but also host communities. Following an influx of population from North East Syria in October-November 2019, a support has been provided through 2020 to Syrian refugees who arrived in Northern Irak, in Bardarash and Gawilan camps. Mor recently, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL teams have started new interventions in Sinjar and Ba’aj areas where a massive influx of returnee populations is currently being witnessed following the recent governmental decision to definitively close all camps.


French Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Crisis and Support Centers, OCHA, ECHO, BPRM, ELMA Foundation

Our impact

water sanitation

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

72 600 beneficiaries in the framework of Consortium led by SI and our interventions in Iraqi Kurdistan and Nineveh Governorate

– Drinking water distribution and water quality control
– Rehabilitation of drinking water points
– Hygiene kits distribution and hygiene promotion
– Rehabilitation and maintenance of sanitation infrastructures
– Latrine construction
– Solid waste management
– COVID-19 response activities
– Co-coordination of the WASH Platform of the Nineveh

Should you have any questions, please contact Thomas Janny.

Thomas Janny

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At head office