Years of conflict have uprooted millions of people, eroded social cohesion, disrupted access to basic services, destroyed livelihoods, and led to increased protection risks. With limited progress towards recovery and development, the situation has become protracted and millions of people across Iraq remain in need of humanitarian assistance.
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The most vulnerable people in Iraq and those in acute need of humanitarian assistance are those directly affected by the recent conflicts in Iraq and Syria.
Approximately 1.5 million people remain internally displaced, 70% of whom have been displaced for more than three years. There are huge issues on meeting the basic needs of IDPs, returnees, female-and-child–headed households, and women and children. They lack adequate safe and dignified living conditions, access to clean water, health and education and have extensive protection issues in terms of dealing with their poor physical and mental wellbeing.