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In the last two decades the Iraqi people have suffered three major wars, and there is still no end in sight.

Iraqis now cope with daily violence, lawlessness, water shortages, lack of security and curfews. Around 60% of the population are dependent upon humanitarian aid for their daily survival.

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Official Name: Al Jumhuriyah al Iraqiyah
(Republic of Iraq)
Capital: Baghdad
Population: 28.8 million (2005)
Population Projection: 2.6% per annum
Languages: Arabic, Kurdish, Assyrian, Armenian
Life Expectancy: 67 years
Infant Mortality: 102 out of 1,000 births
Literacy Rate: Male - 89.0% | Female - 81.0%
Gross National Product: US$ 620 - US$ 810 per capita

Islamic Relief in Iraq

Islamic Relief has been working in Iraq since 1997 providing medical relief, supplying poorly-equipped hospitals with leukaemia medicines and basic hygiene equipment. Over the years, annual Qurbani and Ramadhan food distributions have helped thousands of Iraqi families celebrate Eid.

In January 2003 Islamic Relief finally received permission to open a field office in Baghdad. Islamic Relief staff were on the ground in Iraq throughout the conflict, and continue to help the people of Iraq.

Orphans' Programme

The Orphans Sponsorship Programme started in Iraq in 2004, and around 1,000 children have been sponsored. IR aid workers in Iraq also organise summer picnics for the orphans and large iftar feasts in Ramadhan.

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