Iraq Food Security Quarterly Update (January - March 2017)

Iraq Food Security Quarterly Update (January - March 2017)

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq continues to be one of the largest and most complex in the world, with over 3 million Iraqis displaced since 2014 and the country hosting nearly 250 000 Syrian refugees. The needs of these displaced populations as well as of Iraqis indirectly affected by the crisis are enormous. According to the 2017 Humanitarian Response Overview, 11 million Iraqis will need humanitarian assistance in 2017. This number includes an estimated 3.2 million that may need assistance with food as well as 1.5 million individuals expected to face severe food insecurity. In response to these needs, humanitarian actors continue to provide life-saving assistance to those most affected by the crisis while laying a foundation for post-conflict development through interventions aimed at early recovery and resilience.

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