Project profile — Iraq Crisis - Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Protection Assistance - Oxfam-Québec 2022-2023


Oxfam-Québec (22501)
2022-04-26 - 2024-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Iraq (100.00%)


• Material relief assistance and services:
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (65.00%)
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (72050) (35.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• 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, Oxfam-Québec is providing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and protection assistance to vulnerable internally displaced persons, returnees and host communities in Iraq. Project activities include: (1) rehabilitating and upgrading water supply systems and sanitation facilities; (2) delivering hygiene promotion activities; (3) providing case management and legal counselling to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence; 4) strengthening solid and medical waste management systems in health centres; (5) providing psychosocial support activities; and (6) providing training to community-based structures, including women and youth groups, on protection monitoring, case identification and referrals.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to safe water supply and to safe, dignified and gender-sensitive sanitation facilities in communities and health centres; (2) improved awareness of safe hygiene practices; (3) improved access to gender-sensitive protection services for conflict-affected women, children and youth; and (4) strengthened community capacity to identify, refer and monitor protection needs and gaps. 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 $0
Planned disbursement $0
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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