Closure of the HEKS/EPER country office in Iraq
HEKS/EPER has decided to close its country office in Kirkuk and to end its humanitarian commitment and its own projects in the country. HEKS/EPER is ending its activities in Iraq in August 2023.
During both Gulf Wars (in 1991 and 2003) as well as in subsequent years, HEKS/EPER supported the population in need in Iraq. When large parts of the country were controlled by Islamic State (IS) from 2014 to 2017, HEKS/EPER increased its humanitarian aid significantly.