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Support in emergency situations

Help for survivors of violence

The SEED Foundation can help if you are in distress. SEED supports women and children who have been held in captivity by the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). It also helps their families.

The people who work at SEED have plenty of time for you. Come by and see them

  • if you don't know what to do, or
  • if you would just like to talk to someone.

SEED can also provide psychotherapeutic help.

If you have any questions, please call the centre in Erbil. You can also send an email.
The help is free of charge.

Contact

SEED Foundation Frishta Kewe
Head of the Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services
Koya
Erbil
Irak

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Help for displaced people

The Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights provides medical advice and psychotherapeutic support. The aim is for you to feel safe and well again.

Please call us for more information. You can call the Foundation in Iraq or Germany. You can also send an email.

The advice is free of charge.

Contact

Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights
Rahimawa (next to Rahimawa police station)
Ali Mardan Street
Kirkuk
Iraq

9.00–16:30 (Sunday to Thursday)

Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights
126 Zargata Quarter - 9/79
Sulaymaniyah
Autonomous region of Kurdistan
Iraq

08:30–17:00 (Sunday to Thursday)

Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights
104 Zaniary Quarter - Area 26 - House 4 (opposite Safi Hirani roundabout)
Erbil
Autonomous region of Kurdistan
Iraq

Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights
Malta, Wargah St., House Z25/43/2 (Old building of passportdirectorate)
Duhok
Autonomous region of Kurdistan
Iraq

08:30 –16:30 (Sunday to Thursday)

Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights
Königin-Elisabeth-Strasse 7
14059 Berlin
Germany

09:00-17:00 (Monday to Friday)

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Help for mental health emergencies

The Ministry of Health can assist you if you live in the autonomous region of Kurdistan and need urgent help with mental health issues.

You can find more information about mental health services on the website.

The help is free of charge.

Contact
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Helpline for children in need

Do you know a child in urgent need of help? Then call the helpline for children in need.

Children can also call the helpline themselves.

The helpline is open 24/7. The women and men on the helpline staff are specially trained and can help you.

It is only possible to call from the autonomous region of Kurdistan. Calls are free.

You can remain anonymous. Your personal data will not be stored.

Contact

Government of the autonomous region of Kurdistan – helpline for children in need.

Helpline number: 116

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Need support before or after your return to Iraq? Here you can receive advice.

Link to the advice centre