Supporting livelihoods in Mosul, Iraq
"Charity never decreases wealth. Rather, it increases it."
Across Iraq, some 6.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Around 1.8 million people are displaced within the country, and 4 million returnees are in need of assistance.
Two years ago, during the Battle for Mosul, locals faced hunger, water shortages, and horrific violence.
Today, the rate of return has been lower than expected, as many displaced people fear the insecurity of returning to areas where infrastructure, homes, and livelihoods have been decimated. Around 40% of returnees need help to recover their livelihoods, and women are particularly at risk. Displaced women have experienced gender-based violence, exploitation, and abuse, and mothers trying to support their children can find themselves excluded, harassed, and struggling to make ends meet.
Increase your wealth by helping vulnerable families get back on their feet.
Help people to work their way out of poverty
Our sustainable livelihood project in west Mosul will provide small business grants to vulnerable business owners who lost their assets in the conflict, and to women who have participated in vocational training courses at our local centre, learning skills they need to set up their own business. To maximise the effect of this project, each vulnerable person will be supported case-by-case.
£1,500 will provide a vulnerable woman with a business grant to set up her own sustainable and successful business.
£770 will help an existing business owner who has lost so much already get their business back on track.
Human Appeal’s work in Iraq
Human Appeal has been working in Iraq since 2016. Last year, we helped over 220,000 people across seven governorates. One of our key focuses was protection – helping displaced people and returnees get back on their feet in a safe environment. We helped women experiencing gender-based violence, and raised awareness about women’s protection through workshops and training. We assessed the safety of 1,500 homes, and installed 600 robust refugee housing units with solar panels.
We also helped 690 families to rehabilitate their homes, and promoted livelihoods by employing vulnerable people to construct greenhouses, and then gave them the tools and training to grow food in them.
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