The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq remains one of the largest and most volatile in the world. The pace of displacement over the past three years is nearly without precedent. Due to the impact by the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) many people have been newly displaced.



The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) hosts and supports a large number of people displaced during the 2014-2017 conflict against ISIL. More than 40 per cent of all internally displaced persons (approx. 650,000 people) sought safety in the three governorates; Duhok, Erbil and Al-Sulaymaniyah of KRI. Both in camps and in out-of-camp settings.
(Humanitarian Response Plan Iraq 2020, OCHA).

Our role

The ongoing conflicts affect all family members and with that the dynamics and situation of the whole family. ARQ International and its partner organisation EMMA Organization in Kurdistan Iraq, have trained community workers in the Multi-Family Approach to facilitate support groups for families that enable them to support each other and themselves.


Learn more about our Multi-family approach programme