Cancel Hunger - Iraq

For the past several years, people in Iraq have been forced from their homes, have seen communities destroyed by fighting, and have struggled to provide for even their most basic needs. Medair has been serving people who have left everything behind in search of safety.


Imagine fleeing your home and surviving for several years without your usual livelihood. Your savings are gone. Perhaps you have borrowed money and sold your remaining possessions. You may immediately need to access health care, to pay rent, or to simply provide food for your family. 

Medair’s team in Iraq has identified 826 vulnerable families near Mosul and Kirkuk who require our urgent help as they resettle. We aim to provide them with cash resources which they can use to find shelter, pay for medicines, and purchase food.

As winter approaches, we must ensure that these families have enough food to last three
months. The overall cost of the project is 320000 CHF. We need your help to make that happen. 

Feeding a family of five costs less than 5.-chf per day.


Cash assistance is one of the many ways Medair helps families survive and rebuild their lives. Families use the cash at their discretion to meet their most pressing needs – from healthcare, to food, to shelter. 
Each family will receive 384.-chf  which provides for a three-month food supply. 

Here’s how you can help:

  • Sponsor 1 family – a one-time gift of 384.-chf supplies an entire family with 3 months of food.
  • Make a gift of any amount – any gift, big or small, is appreciated and will be used to help the 826 Iraqi families recover
  • Share this campaign – help spread the word by forwarding this campaign or share it on social media with your family and friends.

  • Start your own fundraiser – multiply your gift! Start your own fundraising page here, host a dinner party, give up your birthday, run a race, hold a bake sale... These are all simple, easy ideas to raise funds for Iraqi families and get your networks involved!

    For additional information or support, contact

    Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places.

    Since 1989, we’ve been helping families in crisis around the world–regardless of race, creed, or nationality–survive and recover with dignity.

    For more information on Medair's work in Iraq, please visit:

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    Kate Kardol

    SFr671 raised

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    Priscilla Logan

    SFr400 raised

2 Fundraiser projects


  1. Karl Kuester

    5 January 2019

  2. Mary Harmeling

    29 December 2018

  3. Christine Damian

    28 December 2018

38 Donations

Fundraiser projects

2 Fundraiser projects

Paintings for Peace

By Kate Kardol

Our daughter Chloe is selling her paintings to raise money for kids who do not have a home or doc...

100% Completed
SFr671 raised
SFr500 Target

Teaching kids to give

By Priscilla Logan

Peter and Alex first fundraising project

20% Completed
SFr400 raised
SFr2,000 Target