Millions of people who have had to flee their homes in Iraq still need humanitarian assistance.
Poverty has reduced by almost half in recent years in Georgia, however the political and social consequences of conflicts in the 1990s and 2008 have led to high unemployment rates.
In particular, the situation in the breakaway region of Abkhazia, which remains unresolved, has slowed improvements in the economic situation in the region.
In recent years, an invasive agricultural pest has also significantly affected the amount of food farmers in rural areas can produce. This has negatively affected ethnic minorities, particularly internally displaced people, women and young people.