Peace projects in Iraq
6 million people had to leave their homes between 2014-2017.
Still, 4.1 million people need help.
Peace between different ethnic groups is especially important.
Salam Alaikum – this Arabic greeting means “peace be with you” – and peace is also what the people of Iraq need. War and displacement have dominated the lives of the people. Now IS has been defeated militarily. Nevertheless, the situation remains tense. The population is very heterogeneous: Kurds and Arabs; Christians, Muslims, and Yazidis.
In addition, there are various political groups and militias. Although the humanitarian needs are gradually being alleviated, many people are missing something crucial in their lives: Peace, inner and outer healing, reconciliation between people and with themselves.
The focus of our work
Tearfund Germany has been active in Iraq since 2014. Initially, humanitarian care underlined our work. Then our focus was on strengthening peace projects in Iraq and improving the income situation. Currently, our projects are inactive.