Italy supports WHO, UNICEF, and civil society organizations in Iraq with €5 million
Although armed conflict has decreased in Iraq, the need for humanitarian assistance to aid about 2 million internally-displaced people remains high. On these grounds Italy has announced a contribution of €5 million (US$5.5 million) to:
- the World Health Organization (WHO) program for mental and physical rehabilitation of patients with disabilities
- the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) for nutrition and psycho-social support for children and pregnant women living in camps in Ninive and Erbil
- civil society organizations providing basic health and educational programs in the country.