Real lives


Real Lives

Training and quick thinking saves lives

When a potentially fatal fire broke out in Aliawe Camp, UNICEF Iraq facilitators knew exactly what to do to keep families safe.

Fawsi's new school

A new school in Dawidiya Camp will provide 800 displaced Iraqi children with access to education.

Promoting good health practices for displaced children

Salma's health suffered in the tumult of displacement. UNICEF's Health and Nutrition Cluster helped her recover and get back to school in time to complete her final exams.

Empowering Yazidi Women Through Photography

A UNICEF-facilitated photography workshop builds confidence, facilitates friendships, and provides a sense of belonging.

"I'm very proud of myself for helping others"

Water and sanitation volunteers in a Syrian refugee camp in Iraq help maintain camp facilities for their friends and neighbours.

Rehabilitating schools for host communities in Iraq

UNICEF's collaboration with Parent Teacher Associations ensures that host community students continue their education.

Getting water to go uphill

To reach a group of families sheltering on an isolated plateau with no water, UNICEF takes a creative approach to water delivery.

Khalid's Story

Aid from the UNICEF and WFP-led Rapid Response Mechanism helped Khalid's family cope in a time of crisis

Ali's Story

A child-friendly space provides Ali a safe venue to learn, socialize and play

Sarab's Story

UNICEF-initiated intervention helped ensure that despite being displaced, Sarab hasn't missed out on a year of school

In Iraq, water brings relief

For a displaced grandmother and her family, new water and sanitation facilities have helped improve everyday life.

"They're my children, not my students"

Amidst upheaval and conflict, a school principal in Kirkuk struggles to make life as normal as she can for her 900 displaced students.

Rusul's new school

A new tented school in an IDP camp in Baghdad allows hundreds of displaced students to continue their education.

Cash transfers meet unique child needs

How do families spend money provided to them in a UNICEF cash assistance project in Iraq? We profile five families to find out.

Welcoming baby Fatima

A birth registration programme ensures that despite displacement, newborn children get proper documentation.

Creating communities for displaced children

A UNICEF-supported children's entertainment programme benefits the broader community.

"I stayed because of my children"

UNICEF Education Officer Iman Abdullah is determined to stay and work in Iraq, despite the dangers.




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