Female activists in Diyala organised an event which seeks to support orphans and provide training courses for young men and women seeking jobs such as hairdressing and sowing. The activists say that their initiative is not backed by any political party.
The local authorities in Nineveh are seeking to solve the issue of orphans working on the streets, which they believe will lead to social problems in the future. Due to ISIS invasion, many children lost their parents are now responsible for supporting their families financially.
The living victims of the war in Iraq against the Islamic State include children whose parents were killed or can't be identified. Under Iraqi Law, children can only be given Iraqi nationality if they were born under a legal union, thus children of ISIS are left in legal vacuum.
Orphans in the city of Mosul still live in ruined areas and homes as the reconstruction process has slowed down. Many families still have not found their loved ones who have been crushed beneath the rubble after the liberation operations.
With over a million and a half orphans spread around Iraq, organisations such as al-Ayn Social Care Foundation in Najaf is attempting to mitigate the suffering of orphans by providing them with financial, medical and psychological aid.