The effects of years of conflict and instability are still felt in Iraq, and 2020 brought new challenges upon the country. The mass protests that started at the end of 2019 continued into the first months of 2020. At the same time, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the ongoing health system recovery and on the population’s ability to access healthcare services.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams continued to provide essential healthcare services, to respond to the health emergencies caused by the recent war against the IS group, the consequent displacement of millions of people, the mass demonstrations taking place across Iraq and the COVID-19 pandemic.
This annual report provides an overview and the highlights of our activities across Iraq during 2020.