Iraq

Iraq

About

Capital Baghdad
Population 39.000.000

The Food Security Cluster works to ensure a coherent and integrated humanitarian response to assess and address the food security needs of affected populations, including internally displaced people (IDPs), returnees, refugees and poor host community members. Despite Iraq’s middle income status and notable development gains, recurrent bouts of violence, regional instability, and structural inefficiencies have contributed to high levels of humanitarian need and food insecurity. For example, the 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) identified 0.92 million IDPs and returnees as  food insecure and in need of assistance. The Cluster informs and works within multiple response mechanisms (i.e. the HRP and Regional Refugee Resilience Plan), in addition to international and national partners’ strategies, to ensure a coordinated response within the food security sector.