Project profile — Iraq Crisis – Health and Protection Assistance for People with Disabilities – HI 2022-2023


Humanity & Inclusion Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-2889147401)
2022-04-01 - 2023-04-30
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Iraq (100.00%)


• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (60.00%)
• Emergency Response: Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (72050) (40.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


January 2022 – There are an estimated 2.5 million Iraqis in need of humanitarian assistance, of whom over 900,000 are in acute need. Out of the 6 million people displaced during the conflict against Daesh, more than 1 million people remain internally displaced. Those directly affected by the conflict against Daesh, particularly those who were displaced and whose lives and livelihoods were uprooted and destroyed, continue to require humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs. With GAC’s support, Humanity and Inclusion (HI) is providing specialized and comprehensive health and protection services for vulnerable Iraqis living with physical, functional and psychological challenges. Project activities include: (1) providing physical and functional rehabilitation services, including the provision of assistive devices, to people with disabilities and their caregivers; (2) providing psychosocial support services to address conflict-related trauma and psychological distress; (3) conducting direct risk education activities on the threat posed by explosive ordnance, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs); and (4) improving the accessibility of local services and structures.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access and availability of quality physical and functional rehabilitation services and psychosocial support, tailored to gender, age and disability; (2) increased access to lifesaving information tailored to gender, age and disability and increased engagement to manage risks related to explosive ordnance including IEDs; and (3) increased access to basic services through improved community awareness on inclusion and stigma reduction and support for basic infrastructure changes. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $1,750,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
03-05-2023 Disbursement $1,750,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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