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Support for basic medical care and improvement of hygiene conditions of the local population and IDP in the Province Diyala

Since spring 2014, the state and society of Iraq have been going through acute crisis. Entire regions were taken over by and remain under the control of Islamic State militants. This situation has forced over 2.2 million Iraqis to flee violence in their own country. Some of them found shelter in the north-east of the country. Others, around 1 million who had little time to escape, chose the sparsely populated region of Kurdistan around the cities of Erbil and Dohuk, as their temporary home. In all it is inhabited by 5 million people who are in need of humanitarian aid (internally displaced persons and local residents).

Internally displaced persons need support to access basic medical aid, while those suffering from infectious diseases and sudden illnesses also require access to specialist doctors’ help.

Lack of access to basic medical aid poses a problem for both internally displaced persons and local residents. Diyala province has a total population of 980,000.

According to the UN Humanitarian Response Plan of June 2016, Diyala province has a total population of 1.3 million, of whom 590,000 need support, including close on 110,000 people in Khanaqin district alone.

Support for basic medical care and improvement of hygiene conditions of the local population and IDP in the Province Diyala

The project aims to provide internally displaced persons and the local population of Iraq’s Diyala province with access to basic medical care by financing the functioning of mobile clinics, purchasing equipment for Khanaqin hospital, supporting hygiene practices and preventing bacterial and infectious diseases.