Our teams provide direct assistance to those who need it most, while bolstering local health systems and their capacity to deliver services in camp and non-camp settings – all within the framework of the United Nations Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan.
In the Kurdish Region of Iraq, we offer primary health care and basic reproductive health services in refugee camps and camps for internally displaced Iraqis in Erbil, Dohuk, and Sulimaniyah governorates. We also support displaced individuals and families living in hard-to-reach or underserved areas through our mobile medical units (MMUs).
Elsewhere in Iraq, we support local primary health care clinics in and around Mosul with medicines, physical repairs, staff training and other inputs that enable them to once again provide care to residents after three years of Islamic State control. In other parts of Ninewa governorate we operate primary health care clinics in camps that are home to tens of thousands of people who were forced from their homes in the battle for control of Mosul and the surrounding area. At the same time, we support mobile and static health facilities in Baghdad, Anbar, Kirkuk and Salahaddin governorates while retaining the flexibility to expand services to new areas should crises arise.
In 2018, International Medical Corps deployed 21 mobile medical units and supported 28 primary healthcare centers and one hospital. Through this support, we provided 586,407 consultations, including 116,837 consultations for children under 5 years old.