Years of conflict have caused massive displacement and hardship in Iraq, including disruption of health services.
In the instability arising after the US-led invasion in 2003, insurgents, including al-Qaeda, have fought for control. Millions of people have had to flee, leaving their homes and livelihoods behind. Those living in unstable areas, often near frontlines, face ongoing challenges, including insecurity and a lack of access to basic services and healthcare.
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) first worked in Iraq in 2003. Our focus has been on responding to armed conflict and healthcare exclusion.