In 2015-2016 ECHO-funded an IOM Iraq project to assist displaced Iraqis affected by the ongoing conflict. The project included provision of non-food item kits, shelter provision and camp management support, and the creation of safety awareness-raising videos and print materials.

IOM Director General William Lacy Swing reviews IOM’s operations in northern Iraq, meets with Kurdish leaders and partner agencies, and joins staff in Kalak , 50 km from the Kurdish regional capital of Erbil, to distribute critical aid to displaced Iraqis fleeing the violence in Mosul and other areas. Speaking with beneficiaries, DG Swing learned about their struggles, their challenges, and their immediate needs.

Photos from the IOM-UNHCR Livelihood Program in Baghdad

See pictures of IOM-UNHCR Livelihood Program beneficiaries living in Northern Iraq.

See pictures from the Japanese Delegation's visit to the IOM warehouse in Erbil and refugee camps in Dahuk, where they donated over 300 winterized tents.

On April 24th and 27th, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with local government officials and representatives from UN agencies and NGOs, marked the opening of 128 shops and the distribution of 20 motorbikes to beneficiaries in Darashakran Camp and Basirma Camp in northern Iraq.

Funded by the U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) and the government of the Czech Republic, this project was implemented under the auspices of Regional Response Plan 5 and used similar methodology to IOM’s Community Revitalization Program. It aims to enhance the livelihoods of Syrians in refugee camps throughout the Kurdish region of Iraq by helping them gain access to rewarding employment and regular income.

Pictures showing IOM's response to the crisis in th Anbar Province of Iraq