Iraq

Lutheran World Relief is operating in West Mosul, Iraq, an area pummeled by ISIS, where as many as 4,000 civilians perished, 900,000 fled, and more than 90 percent of houses and buildings are dust and debris.

Our work in Mosul is bringing psychosocial counseling for children and families who are returning to their homes and those trapped in Mosul’s cruel, 3-year-long siege. We are also providing women and men the opportunity to learn new and valuable skills, like mobile phone repair — a marketable skill that also helps families reconnect to loved ones displaced by the conflict — and emergency medical response training, which is especially valuable in a region where the medical care infrastructure has been decimated.