The Iraqi Red Crescent hosted the national consultation in Baghdad on 20th November 2014,  in coordination with UN OCHA. The participants were from 23 different Iraqi civil society organisations. The themes of the WHS were discussed, with a focus on the need to maintain humanitarian principles and the sustainability of the work being done. The importance of refraining from conflating the needs of affected communities with the politics of the conflict was also highlighted. Iraq Red Crescent