Our Mission:

We Provide Hope.

We work with local organizations and other humanitarian actors in Iraq to provide emergency assistance and support to communities impacted by conflict.


Our Mission

Critical Needs Support Foundation (CNSF) responds to the immediate and long-term critical needs of vulnerable IDPs, refugees, and host communities in Iraq. CNSF provides the need for the vulnerable people and protect their dignity while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

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Our Impact

We use sphere such guideline in our work because we believe people are at the heart of humanitarian action. The primary motivation of any response is to save lives, alleviate human suffering and to support the right to life with dignity.



Years Serving Iraq

We worked across Iraq, starting with the crisis on Sinjar mountain.



Thousands of homes rebuilt

The conflict has left many families without homes. We will continue to rebuild for people who have lost everything.



seventynine thousand Impacted

The work isn’t over, and we look to impact more people for 2019 and 2020.


Our Programs

CNSF specializes in shelter programming and has implemented projects including: NFI distribution of Sealing Off Kits, Mobile Emergency Shelter Kits, and Winter Kits as well as reconstruction and repair of war damaged category 2-4 homes. CNSF is known as a first response organization, particularly providing live-saving aid during the Sinjar crisis of 2014 and WASH assistance during the Mosul emergency phase of 2017. In addition to emergency water trucking and hygiene kit distribution in Mosul, CNSF also integrated a livelihood approach via the Windows and Workers project. The initiative trained local Mosul apprentices to replace and repair windows in war-damaged homes.


What We Do


Many of the community water sources were destroyed during the conflict. Communal facilities have been left in a state of disrepair, while personal water tanks and plumbing systems have been splintered with shrapnel or blocked by debris.


Providing people with employment and an income not only provides a sense of purpose, but also enables them to be financially independent, allowing them to take control of their lives once more.


Education is one of the last objectives to be rebuild after conflict but one of the most important.


With temperatures ranging from below zero in winter to above 50 degrees Celsius in summer, adequate shelter is essential for survival in a challenging climate. We provide basic repairs to family homes in across Iraq.


We distribute food, water, shelter and non-food items in hard-to-reach urban and rural areas. Our team are able to mobilize quickly in order to identify at-risk individuals isolated from other forms of support.


CNSF well positioned itself to provide emergency relief and has been delivering food, water, kerosene heaters, blankets to the people of Mosul since the start of the offensive at the end of October 2016.


Stories of Impact