Years of conflict, corruption and negligence have left major portions of Iraq’s infrastructure in ruins. Once home to some of the earliest known civilizations, Iraq bore witness to ongoing instability and sabotage. This has stalled many efforts to rebuild the economy. Many governments over the years have struggled to maintain order, leaving the country to enjoy only brief periods of respite from high levels of sectarian violence. Since 1992, Shelter For Life has worked on numerous humanitarian and public infrastructure projects. This has included building comprehensive water systems, road rehabilitation, shelter and settlement services, as well as health and vocational training.