Victims of Crime

If you are in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region or seeking services from U.S. Consulate General Erbil, please click here.

Help For American Victims of Crime Overseas

If you are the victim of a crime in Iraq, the staff of the American Citizen Services Unit is prepared to assist you.

What we can do:

Consular officials cannot, however, investigate crimes, provide legal advice or represent you in court, serve as official interpreters or translators, or pay legal, medical, or other fees for you.

Contact us

The Embassy emergency duty officer can be reached after working hours by calling the following number:

For Emergencies Only:

  • From Iraq: 0770-443-1286 or 0760-030-4888
  • From the United States:  011-964-770-443-1286 or
    301-985-8841 ext. 4888

Contact Information for Victim Assistance Programs:

DISCLAIMER:  The U.S. Department of State assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the organizations whose names appear below.  This referral does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of the U.S. Department of State.

Sexual Assault: 

  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network)– Toll-free 24/7 hotline for sexual assault counseling and referrals: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).  RAINN also offers a hotline that provides live, secure, anonymous crisis support for victims of sexual violence, their friends, and familiies over RAINN’s website.  The Online Hotline is free of charge and is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week!
  • U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women– Information about local sexual assault victim assistance coalitions.
  • International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies– Global list of abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers and women’s organizations, plus domestic violence information in over 90 languages.
  • NOTE: The agencies and organizations listed on this international directory have not been vetted by the U.S. Department of State or other federal agency.

Domestic Violence:

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline– Toll-free 24/7 hotline for crisis counseling and referrals: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
  • U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women– Information about local domestic violence victim assistance coalitions.
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence– The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers a safe home and shelter programs, public education, and technical assistance.  They also have a list of state and international organizations that can assist domeestic violence victims.  303-839-1852
  • Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center– The center serves abused Americans, mostly women and children, in both civilian and military populations overseas. The 24/7 international crisis hotline 1-866-USWOMEN (1-866-879-6636) can be called toll free from    overseas.
  • International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies– Global list of abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers and women’s organizations, plus domestic violence information in over 90 languages.
  • NOTE: The agencies and organizations listed on this international directory have not been vetted by the U.S. Department of State or other federal agency.

Families and Friends of Murder Victims:

Victims and Families of Drunk Driving Crashes:

General Victim Assistance:

Overseas Resources:

  • Victim Assistance On-line– Information about victim assistance programs in approximately 20 countries.
  • International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies– Global list of abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers and women’s organizations, plus domestic violence information in over 90 languages.
  • NOTE: The agencies and organizations listed on this international directory have not been vetted by the U.S. Department of State or other federal agency.