Iraq

Decades of violence

During decades of conflict and violence, 1.6 million Iraqis have been forced to abandon their homes but have remained within the country (internally displaced persons – IDPs). In addition, approximately 4.3 million returned IDPs are in need of protection and support. Refugees have also entered Iraq from neighbouring countries, with the vast majority of these escaping violence and persecution in Syria.


1,607,148 IDPs

271,673 refugees (UNHCR, August 2019)