To be considered food secure, every person has to have physical and economic access to safe and nutritious food, which is needed for wellbeing and a healthy and active life. REACH has been improving food security of vulnerable people in Iraq since 1997.

The destabilizing violent conflicts and numerous economic and political crises that characterized Iraq, resulted in increased levels of food insecurity among its population. The combination of the Syrian war, and the ISIS conflict, as well as the economical crisis in Kurdistan and military operations in the Kirkuk governorate have left millions of vulnerable refugees, IDP, poor host communities and drought affected villagers without a reliable or sustainable sources of food.