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DanChurchAid in Iraq

DCA supports vulnerable communities and populations in Iraq through humanitarian mine action, relief, capacity building and community-led crisis response. We support the communities of Iraq in their struggle to overcome the devastating challenges caused by decades of war and protracted crisis.

Main activities

The activities of DCA Iraq and its partners focus on two of DCA’s global goals: saving lives and building resilient communities. Profoundly grounded in the agenda and strong principles of localisation and participation, DCA Iraq works through national partnerships with a strong focus on strengthening national capacities.

In this way, DCA, alongside national partners, seeks to address multiple cross-cutting issues prevalent in the project locations, while providing life-saving assistance to refugees, IDP’s, returnees and host communities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) through three main actions.

Psychosocial support

Through local partners, DCA is providing psychosocial support (PSS) to vulnerable groups with the aim of improving the well-being of those affected and encouraging peaceful coexistence and social cohesion. Through a national partner, DCA is also providing support to girls, boys, women, and men who survived gender-based violence.


DCA is furthermore offering vocational training to vulnerable groups to strengthen and create new livelihood opportunities, which is key to facilitate the return of the vulnerable populations to their original locations. These trainings include tailoring classes, health care and computer skills.

Humanitarian Mine Action

DCA Iraq’s work addresses the widespread explosive contamination including landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices as the removal of explosive ordnance is an essential prerequisite in facilitating safe and sustainable development.

DCA Iraq in numbers

3 partners

  • Judy Organization for Relief and Development – JORD
  • Iraqi Health and Social Care Organization – IHSCO
  • Women’s Rehabilitation Organisation – WRO

8 active projects (2021)

33 employees (28 national, 5 international)

92,085 beneficiaries in 2021

+3,309,000 EUR turnover in 2021


DCA operations in Iraq are supported by Danida, Act Alliance Church of Sweden, UNDP, Sida, and UNMAS.

Contact DanChurchAid in Iraq

Mail: info-iraq@dca.dk