Over a third of the refugees who had returned from abroad due to financial constraints said they regretted the decision due to a lack of security, unemployment, economic hardship and insufficient public services.
The UNHCR noted a large increase in school dropouts among children, with access to education being hampered by high costs of transport, uniforms, and school supplies. Furthermore, IDPs often lived on land that was not their own and thus had limited access to public services and clean water, causing severe health concerns.
Give to the World works with our partner SAMS, through this partnership, we mitigated the COVID-19 crisis in the Kurdistan region in Iraq by sponsoring PPEs and selected small equipment to a newly established inpatient facility and teaching hospital in the Duhok area specifically for COVID-19 response. This area supports a population of at least 88,000 across six camps within a 5 km distance. SAMS also provided essential medicines and supplies to Baghdad’s Ibn Al Khatib Hospital to replace those destroyed in the April 2021 fire.