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IRAQ / ERBIL AIRLIFT

In response to the deteriorating situation in northern Iraq, UNHCR launched its largest aid pushes aimed at helping nearly half a million people who have been forced to flee their homes. UNHCR

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / JAMES FOLEY

In a statement read by a UN spokesperson, Secretary General Ban-Ki moon condemned in the "strongest terms" the horrific murder of journalist James Foley, "an abominable crime that underscores the campaign of terror the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continues to wage against the people of Iraq and Syria." UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / LYALL GRANT

United Kingdom's ambassador Mark Lyall Grant speaking in his national capacity, said that his government was "absolutely appalled" by the killing of James Foley but in terms of Security Council action, "it wasn't raised in the Council today and there wasn't any specific proposal that I'm aware of for the Council to react."UNIFEED-UNTV  

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

NORTHERN IRAQ / TRANSIT CAMP

The Badjet Kandela camp was empty at the end of July. Today it has a population of more than 11 thousand Iraqis. The former transit camp for Syrian refugees is being reconfigured and expanded to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding displaced population. UNHCR  

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / NY BAGHDAD MEMORIAL WRAP

Ceremonies to commemorate the 22 UN staff members killed 11 years ago during the bombing of the Canal Hotel in Baghdad (Iraq) were held today at the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and at UN Headquarters. UNAMI/ UNIFEED-UNTV

19 Aug 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / SHARYIA DISPLACED CHILDREN

The ongoing fighting in Iraq has pushed the number of displaced in Iraqi Northern Region of Kurdistan to over 600 thousand. Some 24 thousand of them live in a village called Sharyia on the outskirts of Dohuk. Families are dispersed between schools, unfinished buildings and local's homes who kindly host and look after them. UNHCR

18 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / ISIL RESOLUTION

The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution listing six individuals affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front on the Al-Qaida sanctions regime in an attempt to cut off funding to these groups. In the resolution the Council expressed its "gravest concern" that territory in parts of Iraq and [...]

15 Aug 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / DISPLACED EXODUS

As the number of people crossing from conflict-affected areas in Iraq into safe zones in the northern region of Kurdistan decreases, hundreds of Iraqis fleeing fighting in Sinjar and surrounding areas are arriving in dire conditions at the Peshkahbour border crossing. UNHCR

15 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN/ IRAQ HUMANITARIAN UPDATE

The United Nations has declared a 'level 3 emergency' for Iraq – the highest global humanitarian priority for the UN and partner agencies. OCHA communications chief Kieran Dwyer said that Iraq was now one of four global level emergencies in the world. The country joins Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic. UNIFEED-UNTV

14 Aug 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / SINJAR DISPLACED

The barren structures of an unfinished hi-rise in Dohuk have become a shelter for people who not long ago lived normal lives. There are more than 1.2 million Iraqis displaced because of the fighting in the country, and each family has a harrowing story to tell. UNHCR

14 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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