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 focuses on two of DCA’s global goals: to save lives and to build resilient communities. Profoundly grounded in the agenda and strong principles of localisation and participation, DCA Iraq work 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 KRI/Iraq 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 is addressing 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

5 partners (Judy Organization for Relief and Development – JORD, Iraqi Health and Social Care Organization – IHSCO, Mercy Hands, Women’s Rehabilitation Organisation – WRO and Dijla Agricultural Association – DAA)

5 currently active projects

25 employees (18 national, 7 international)

75,320 beneficiaries in 2020

+1,735,000 EUR turnover in 2020


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