Iraq Crisis Appeal Iraq Crisis Appeal

CARE supporting families in crisis

CARE supporting families in crisis

There are currently 3.1 million people in Iraq who have been forced to flee their homes due to fighting and insecurity. Thirteen million Iraqis – over a quarter of the country’s population – are affected by this complex crisis, and 10 million are in need of humanitarian assistance and struggle to survive every day in a country torn apart by conflict.

Over the last decade, northern Iraq, also known as the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), has been hosting over 1.5 million displaced people from different areas of Iraq and has received some 245,000 Syrian refugees since the Syrian civil war started six years ago.

Surviving in Iraq is unimaginable for many of us living in Australia. The constant fear of attacks, the permanent uncertainty of how to nourish your children, the lack of hospitals and schools is a daily reality for many families.

Following the liberation of Mosul from ISIS, close to 100,000 people have been able to return home – only to find their city in ruins. CARE’s Jacqui Simmons says clean water is needed there urgently:

“There’s a need for water trucking because the water pipes and taps are mostly damaged, particularly in the old city and until they’re back online we need some emergency water in there for people.

“Everybody wants to go home – they just need support to start rebuilding.”

What is CARE doing? 

So far, CARE has supported more than 107,000 people with clean water, shelter materials, emergency toilets and showers.

CARE is also providing equipment and nutrition supplements for maternal health clinics in Northern Iraq, bolstering their capacity to treat and support pregnant women from Mosul and other areas.

We aim to reach more than 250,000 people in urgent need.


Donate by phone or mail

Call 1800 020 046 toll free and pay by credit card. Download this form, print it out and mail it, including a cheque or credit card information CARE Australia Reply Paid 61843 Canberra ACT 2601 Donations over $2 are tax deductible. Should the funds raised through an emergency appeal exceed the amount required to meet the immediate and longer term needs of the people in the affected areas, or if there are changes in circumstances beyond CARE’s control which limit its ability to utilise all funds in the affected areas, CARE will direct excess funds to other emergency relief activities in the future.