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IRAQ / DISPLACED POPULATION

As fighting in Iraq continues, so does the influx of people fleeing the conflict. A warehouse in the middle of empty wheat-grass fields became home to 5,000 Iraqis from the town of Telafar. Aid agencies provide basic facilities as well as meals to families living here, as they await transfer to other parts ofIraqthat offered [...]

30 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / TERRORIST OIL TRADE

The Security Council  condemned any "direct or indirect trade of oil from Syria and Iraq involving terrorist groups", expressing "grave concern over the reports of the access to and seizure of oilfields and pipelines in Syria and Iraq" by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and Jabhat Al-Nusra, which are listed as terrorist [...]

28 Jul 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / BAN

After meeting withIraq's leaders inBaghdadtoday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon saidIraqis facing "an existential threat"  that could  be overcome through the formation of an "inclusive government" which will represent all Iraqi people. AL IRAQIA TV

24 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ

The head of the United Nations Mission (UNAMI) in Iraq Nikolay Mladenov  warned members of the Security Council that the Islamic State has grown to be a complex threat to peace and security in Iraq, the entire region and beyond. UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / GUTERRES VISITS ARBAT CAMP

Iraq's northern region of Kurdistan has become host to thousands of Iraqis displaced by fighting elsewhere in the country. The semi-autonomous region is also sheltering over 200,000 refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria. UNHCR

18 Jul 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / GUTERRES VISIT

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres visited Khazair checkpoint close to Erbil in Kurdistan where every day hundreds of Iraqis – mostly from Mosul to the south, arrive fleeing from violence. UNHCR

17 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ SYRIA

A UN Spokesperson said that the Syria refugee crisis "is fast becoming the world's largest displacement" with close to 3 million Syrian refugees, and the numbers increasing by 100,000 every month. He warned about funding gaps for both Iraq and Syria. UNIFEED – UNTV

3 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ

The UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) has released new casualty figures for June. It says that at least 2,417 Iraqis have been killed and another 2,287 have been injured in acts of terrorism and violence during the month. This includes more than 1,500 civilian deaths – the highest toll in one month since 2007. [...]

1 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his grave concern at the deepening crisis in Iraq and the rising number of civilian deaths and injuries, with over one million Iraqis having fled their homes due to the fighting. UNIFEED-UNTV

30 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ CHRISTIAN DISPLACED

The UN refugee agency reported that up to 10,000 people from the predominantly Christian communities of Qaraqosh have fled their homes after mortar rounds landed near their ancient town earlier this week. CH UNTV

27 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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