Jarrar was in Iraq during and after the 2003 invasion, and "he took a part in a number of humanitarian and political projects there including two first-hand experiences in establishing and leading volunteer motivated grassroots organizations and NGOs based in Iraq. Raed was the country director of CIVIC Worldwide" in Iraq, "the only door-to-door casuality survey in post war Iraq. He also established an NGO called 'Emaar' that carried out work in Baghdad and the nine cities of the south in coordinating with local authorities, community leaders and other NGO. Emaar implemented hundreds of community-based projects around the country with extremely low budget.
"Raed left the Middle East and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2005. He maintains a popular web-log [Raed In the Middle] that includes analysis and news summary regarding Iraqi and the Middle East. In addition, Raed's blog includes a proposal for an exit strategy from Iraq under the title The Iraqi Roadmap." 
Blogs & Websites
- A Family in Baghdad Blog.
- raed and the Irani Blog.
- Raed In the Middle Blog, with archived posts to March 22, 2004.
- Also see CIVIC (Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict) website.
Articles & Commentary
- "The Baghdad blogger who warned this day would come," GNN.tv, April 4, 2004.
- Helena Cobban, "The youngest of the 2,081," Just World News, June 19, 2004.
- "A Pitiful Occasion for the People." (Robert Fisk & Raed Jarrar on New Iraqi Government), The Star (Lebanon) (Rumormill News), June 29, 2004.
- Wendy Univer, "A Young Iraqi Informs and Empowers," American Friends Service Committee, October 13, 2004.
- "Raed in the Middle," GNN.tv, October 15, 2004.
- Amber Minnings, "Getting the real story from Iraq. Tired of mainstream media’s failings, Iraqis are using blogs to tell their story," The Martlet (Canada), January 6, 2005.
- "Why Raed Jarrar is on my shitlist!" Egyptian Sandmonkey Blogspot, January 31, 2005.
- Helena Cobban, "Marla Ruzicka, RIP," Just World News, April 17, 2005.
- Juan Cole, "No Comments: Raed," Informed Comment (uruknet.info), September 13, 2005.
- "Pan-Arabist diaspora?" The Glittering Eye, October 1, 2005.
- "Baghdad Imposes Daytime Curfew as Violence Escalates Following Shiite Mosque Bombing," Democracy Now!, February 26, 2006.
- "Raed Jarrar is hard to rebut on Iran," New Lines from a Floating Life, May 13, 2006.