Kurdistan of Iraq

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Country Facts

  • The pace and scale of displacement in Iraq makes the crisis one of the largest and most volatile in the world.
  • 8.7 million of people are in need, almost half are children
  • More than 1.3 million people are still in IDP camps across the country and rely on international assistance
  • IDPs exceed 2 million

MedGlobal's Response

  • Partnering with local organizations to conduct our first Mission in April 2019
  • Providing Surgical and Primary Healthcare in April 2019
  • Conducting workshops and training programs for the local healthcare providers to build capacity and promote sustainable solutions

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Kurdistan of Iraq

In January of 2014, the eruption of armed conflict in northern Iraq and subsequent large-scale territorial seizures by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has resulted in displacement of millions of Iraqis and left the country in a state of mass destruction. The pace and scale of displacement makes the Iraq crisis one of the largest and most volatile in the world.

Combat operations against ISIL have led to an influx of millions of Iraqis, which fled their home towns and cities seeking for safety in more secure areas like Kurdistan (the north region of Iraq). Brutal conflicts have deeply impacted the lives of millions of Iraqis which were already suffering from decades of conflict and crisis.

Although masses of internally displaced persons (IDPs) returned to their devastated home areas in 2017 (the end of the ISIL battles), more than 1.3 million are still in IDP camps across the country and rely on international assistance.

The healthcare provision in Iraqi conflict-ravaged areas presents major challenges, particularly the hard-hit health sector. Hundreds of healthcare facilities were destroyed or looted, and hundreds of healthcare providers fled in the last few years.

Despite the continuous humanitarian efforts to meet the growing needs in Iraq, many vulnerable families are unable to leave the camps due to the lack of basic services, livelihood opportunities and massive destruction in their home areas.

MISSION BRIEF

MedGlobal aims to provide high quality healthcare services to the conflict-affected population in Iraq. The team will target the vulnerable populations including IDP camps (Yezidi IDPs from Sinjar Mountains, Christian IDPs, and IDPs from Mosul city and surrounding areas), Syrian refugees, and the host communities in Kurdistan region.

The initial pilot mission will occur in April of 2019 and provide three major services:
  • Surgical
  • Primary healthcare
  • Workshops and training programs for the local healthcare providers to build capacity and promote sustainable solutions
  • Volunteer

    Specialties Needed:
    Pediatricians
    Family Practice
    OB/GYNs
    Cardiologists
    Nurses
    Anesthesiologists
    Intensivists (special need for NICU)
    Emergency medicine doctors
    General/Reconstructive/Plastic surgeons.

    Time Commitment:
    1-2 weeks

    Dates: 5-19th April 2019
    urgent

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