Fighting in central and northern Iraq has forced 4.2 million people to flee their homes. More than 11 million people are in need of humanitarian aid due to the ongoing crisis.
Families that have fled their homes and those that have returned home remain in desperate need of food, shelter, medicine, and water. Oxfam has reached 312,000 people with lifesaving assistance.
Fighting in Mosul has displaced more than 630,000 people since February 2017. Oxfam has rehabilitated water treatment plants that provide clean water to people seeking shelter in camps for displaced people, as well as for health care centers in nearby areas. Oxfam has also distributed clean water and more than 4,000 hygiene kits (including soap) to 22,000 people in camps.
On Mother’s Day, Oxfam salutes the powerful women we've met. From community activists to mothers recovering from natural disasters to grandmothers caring for multiple generations, these women are models of resilience, determination, and ingenuity.