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IRAQ / BAN

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he was "concerned" by allegations of summary killings and other abuses by militias fighting alongside the Iraqi armed forces. UNAMI

30 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / ISIL

The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) may have committed all three of the most serious international crimes – namely war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide – according to a report issued by the UN Human Rights Office. UNTV CH

19 Mar 2015 | Read More »

IRAQ / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Four years after the start of the Syrian conflict, the official border crossing in Peshkhabour still receives refugees every day. Entire families are fleeing their villages and attempting dangerous journeys across frontlines and checkpoints, hoping for a better life in Kurdistan. UNHCR

18 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / HUMANITARIAN APPEAL

The World Health Organization (WHO) appealed to donors to provide USD 1 billion for life-saving health needs ranging from childhood vaccinations to surgical care for the severely wounded for some 25 million people caught up in conflict across the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and Syria. WHO / FILE

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ

The departing Special Representative for Iraq Nickolay Mladenov described himself as a "paranoid optimist" as he completes his tenure in Iraq – adding that he is optimistic because Iraq's political, community and religious leaders have come together to save their country from terror, but is also paranoid because so many things can go wrong. UNIFEED-UNTV

17 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / ISIL RESOLUTION

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution condemning any engagement in direct or indirect trade, in particular of oil and oil products, and modular refineries and related material, with ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), ANF (Al-Nusrah Front) and any other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities designated as associated with Al-Qaida. It [...]

12 Feb 2015 | Read More »

IRAQ / ANGELINA JOLIE

UNHCR special envoy and actress Angelina Jolie called upon the international community "to step up and do more" to help refugees and displaced people in Iraq and Syria. UNHCR

26 Jan 2015 | Read More »

IRAQ / XMAS CRISIS

Lean holiday season is looming for some 1.8 million Iraqis displaced by ISIL as funding for United Nations World Food Programme dwindles. WFP

22 Dec 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ- LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) appealed today in Berlin for close to US$1.5 billion in 2015 to feed over 6.5 million Syrians displaced inside their country and sheltering in neighbouring countries. WFP  

18 Dec 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / YAZIDIS

Tens of thousands of people have been forced to find shelter in schools and unfinished structures across Northern Iraq.  UN Refugees Agency is opening camps to provide better shelter. UNHCR

1 Dec 2014 | Read More »

 

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