Emergency Assistance

Over the past six years, IOM Iraq has actively distributed both food and non-food item (NFI) relief kits to vulnerable populations throughout Iraq. IOM Iraq currently maintains an emergency stock warehouse in Erbil, from which aid shipments can be delivered anywhere in the country. IOM Iraq’s distributions of emergency food and NFI kits assist Iraq’s most vulnerable IDP, returnee, host community, and disaster-affected families. To ensure that the most necessary items are delivered, IOM tailors its distribution kits to the specific and immediate needs of beneficiaries. Distribution locations are targeted based on Monitoring and Needs Assessment data, or in response to specific alerts and recommendations from implementing partners operating in Iraq. To ensure efficiency, IOM Iraq maintains a minimum stock of 1,500 NFI kits in its Erbil warehouse at all times. This capacity can be expanded to 5,000 kits on short notice thanks to IOM Iraq’s long-term agreements with local suppliers. No matter where an emergency occurs throughout the country, IOM Iraq is positioned to respond as one of the first agencies on the ground.