Iraq - Situation report January 2017

Iraq - Situation report January 2017
Jan 2017

Key points

  • Some 2.9 million Iraqis are food insecure – 77 percent are women, children or elderly.
  • Agricultural production has declined by 40 per cent since 2014.
  • A livestock vaccination and animal feeding program is needed to support farmers fleeing conflict with livestock, some of which are likely to carry diseases.
  • In many retaken areas, infrastructure such as water supplies for agricultural and domestic use has been damaged or destroyed.
  • FAO urgently needs USD 89 million in 2017 to support emergency crop and livestock production, restore agricultural assets, support the protection of child labour in agriculture, and coordinate an effective, needs-based response.