Islamic Relief Iraq has signed a new agreement with the World Food Programme worth over $1.4 million.
This money will be used to provide more than 9,800 metric tonnes of emergency food to some of the most vulnerable people in Ninawa, in northern Iraq.
In addition it will also allow Islamic Relief to provide primary school children with nutritious food through our school feeding programme. Children who do not have enough food often perform poorly at school. Providing free school meals encourages parents to send their children to school allowing them to get an education, while also improving their health and concentration.
Around five million Iraqis have fled their homes since the start of the war six years ago; around 2.3 million have left the country. Those that remain face many challenges including shortages of food, as well as high rates of unemployment and the collapse of infrastructure.
Islamic Relief Iraq’s Country Programme Manager Dr Salah Daak said, “This new project funded by the WFP is good news for Islamic Relief but more importantly for those people we work with.
“This is the second agreement that we have signed with the WFP in Iraq this year. I am confident that this new project will be equally successful thanks to the excellent work of the Islamic Relief staff in the field.”