HI works with displaced Iraqis. People with disabilities and vulnerable people are managed by rehabilitation teams integrated into local health structures or by mobile teams. Depending on their needs, they are provided with rehabilitation care or referred and transported, if necessary, to the organisations offering the services they require. HI also provides patients with mobility aids (crutches, walking frames, wheelchairs etc.). Disability and vulnerability focal points ensure the most vulnerable have access to humanitarian aid, notably by mapping existing services.
HI continues to raise the civilian population’s awareness of the dangers of explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices. The organisation has demined zones contaminated with explosive devices in Ninewa, Diyala, Kirkuk and Anbar.
HI also supports other humanitarian organisations and local authorities to ensure that the special needs of people with disabilities and vulnerable people are taken into account in the humanitarian response.
At the end of 2016, the organisation launched a specific intervention to support displaced persons fleeing fighting around the city of Mosul, providing rehabilitation care, psychosocial support, and risk education. Since 2014, over 300,000 people have benefited from HI's actions in Iraq. Over one-third of these people have a disability.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, HI has continued to help the world’s most vulnerable people. We have adapted our interventions in more than 45 countries.