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Iraq

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WFP: Taking Swift Action To Help Iraq's Displaced Populations
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In spite of the challenging security situation and the fact that displaced populations are on the move, WFP has successfully distributed food to more than 438,000 people in 10 governorates across Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the crisis that first hit Mosul in mid-June and spread to surrounding cities and governorates. In recent days, a rising number of Iraqis have found themselves stranded around Iraq’s Sinjar Mountains, fleeing violence. Since 4 August, WFP has set up four emergency kitchens in Dohuk and Lalish, enabling the food agency to assist more than 100,000 people who have fled the Sinjar area.

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Copyright: WFP/Mohammed Al-Bahbahani

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https://www.wfp.org/stories/what-wfp-doing-iraq
Threats to Food Security: 
  • Conflict
  • Insecurity
  • High number of internally displaced people
  • Difficult access to food
  • Low infrastructure
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For Arabic speakers
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Please visit our WFP Arabic Website

Latitude: 
33.3301659
Longitude: 
44.3940163
legacy ID: 
368
ISO31661_Char2Code: 
IQ
ISO31661_Char3Code: 
IRQ
ISO31661_NumberCode: 
368
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Iraq
Facts and Figures
Climate: 
Desert with cold winters in the North with occasional heavy snowfalls
Terrain: 
Mainly desert, mountains in the northern part. Two rivers make fertile the central area between them
Food production: 
Wheat, barley, rice, dates, eggplant, okra, potatoes, tomatoes,chickpeas, lentils, lamb beef; freshwater fish and poultry
Annual harvest: 
Not available
Agricultural production (% of GDP): 
5
Human Development Index: 
not available
Children under weight for age (% of children under 5): 
7.1
Population undernourished (% of total pop.): 
Not available
Global hunger index - label: 
Not available
Global hunger index - value: 
Not available
infant mortality rate per 1000 live birth - 2005 UNDP : 
102
Crisis
Crisis Active: 
No Crisis