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IRAQ / DOMIZ REFUGEE CAMP

In Syria, Shareef had a modest grocery shop. When fighting intensified, he decided to sell it and use the money to flee into Iraq where he opened a bakery. When he saw a TV report about Iraqis fleeing conflict in their own country, he rushed to help displaced Iraqis near Domiz refugee camp. In the [...]

9 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

In his first address to the Human Rights Council, the new United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said that stopping "the increasingly conjoined conflicts in Iraq and Syria" should be the highest priority of the international community. UNTV CH

8 Sep 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / KHANKE CAMP

The newest camp in Iraq, located outside Duhok, run by the Iraq's Kurdistan authorities with the help of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), began accepting IDPs only last week. The camp's current capacity is 635 families, close to 4,000 people.  UNHCR

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / POWER

The US is planning to table a Security Council resolution to strengthen the ability of national governments to tackle the phenomenon of foreign fighters, especially of ISIL. US Ambassador Samantha Power noted the need to share intelligence and said the US will be contributing expertise to curb this issue. UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ HRC RESOLUTION

The Human Rights Council  adopted a resolution in which it requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to urgently dispatch a mission to Iraq to investigate alleged violations and abuses of international human rights law committed by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and associated terrorist groups, [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC SPECIAL SESSION ISIS

United Nations said Monday ISIL forces are committing atrocities amounting to crimes against humanity against minorities while Iraqi government forces have executed detainees and shelled civilian areas in acts that may constitute war crimes. CH UNTV

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC IRAQ AL SUDANI

Iraq urged the international community Monday to take concerted action to deliver the country from the terrorism carried out by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, ISIL. CH UNTV

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / FOOD AID

Food aid convoys from the World Food Programme have reached displaced Iraqis inKarbala, southwest ofBaghdad, bringing the number of people receiving food assistance to over 700,000 people since the start of violence in mid-June. WFP  

27 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

The UN Human Rights Office has condemned the “appalling, widespread and systematic” human rights violations being committed in Iraq by the militant group Islamic State and its associated forces. CH UNTV – OHCHR

25 Aug 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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