The land of Iraq is situated over the historical region of ancient Mesopotamia located between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers. This area is referred to as the Cradle of civilisation where mankind began to read, write and create laws.
Ever since US troops invaded Iraq in 2003, various armed groups have been struggling for control.
- Unpredictable acts of terrorism injure innocent people every day
- High unemployment and government corruption are persistent problems for the country. Many children are susceptible to trafficking and recruitment as child soldiers
- 1.9 million children in Iraq are in need of humanitarian need - the equivalent of the population of a city like Brussels or Baltimore.