Islamic Relief Iraq has signed an agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for more than $1 million.
The funding will be used by Islamic Relief to distribute food in the Iraqi governorates of Dahuk, Karbala and Al Anbar.
In partnership with the WFP, Islamic Relief will distribute almost 8,000 tons of food between now and the end of the year to those who have been affected by the conflict and growing poverty in Iraq. Those who will benefit from the distributions are amongst the most vulnerable in the three regions including those who have been displaced by the conflict, female-headed households, older people and children.
Islamic Relief first began working with the WFP in Iraq in 2008, working in partnership to provide food to displaced communities in Dahuk governorate.
“It is excellent to have WFP as one of Islamic Relief’s partners in Iraq,” said Salah Daak, Programme Manager from Islamic Relief Iraq. “Islamic Relief Iraq is pleased to be able to build on our relationship with the WFP and to be able to assist even more vulnerable people over the coming months.”