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Corruption Blamed for Imports of Bad Food and Medicine

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Probe blames corruption for imports of bad food, medicine in Iraq Iraq’s parliament is investigating allegations that corruption and fraud at border crossings involving “influential entities” have led to […]

UNICEF Iraq Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report, Feb 2017

UNICEF Iraq Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report, February 2017: Highlights Military operations to re-take western parts of Mosul city started on 19 February 2017. The UN estimates that around 750,000 civilians are still residing in the western section of the city. Humanitarian actors are deeply concerned about the situation of civilians, including 412,000 children. Since 19 […]

Video: Fear and Hunger in West Mosul

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The luckiest of west Mosul’s residents under Islamic State group rule had tomato concentrate. Potatoes were an almost unheard-of luxury. In parts of Iraq’s war-torn second city seized this week by Iraqi forces, hundreds […]

Video: The Human Cost of the Battle for Mosul

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The battle for Mosul has displaced more than 275,000 people, but the number of killed and injured civilians is harder to document. Make-shift hospitals have been set up to deal with the constant […]

UN opens another Support Centre for Women in Kurdistan

Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani received Ms. Zainab Bangura, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and her accompanying delegation. Ms. Bangura expressed her appreciation for the collaboration and assistance offered by the Kurdistan Regional Government’s institutions to the UN organizations, especially in the field of work […]

Skyrocketing Food Prices, Dire Conditions in Western Mosul

The United Nations food relief agency today said it is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation facing more than 750,000 people living in dire conditions in the western sections of Iraq’s Mosul city, where fighting is taking place between the Government forces and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) terrorists. “We are hearing […]

Radiation Danger raises Concern, Controversy in Iraq

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Radiation levels in parts of Iraq — including the heavily populated capital — are an environmental disaster that must be investigated and remedied, parliament member Hassan Salem and […]

750,000-800,000 Civilians at Risk in West Mosul

The military operations to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) resumed on 19 February. Iraqi Security Forces are moving towards the city from the south-west, through lightly-populated areas. To date, some 160,000 of the almost 217,000 people who have fled hostilities since 17 October are living in displacement, while […]

WHO delivers Medical Aid to newly retaken areas of Mosul

The United Nations health agency has delivered medical supplies to parts of eastern Mosul, the Iraqi city liberated from the Islamic State (ISIL), where clinics are receiving an influx of people in urgent need of medical care. The World Health Organization (WHO) said the supplies “will support treatment of patients with infectious diseases, chronic conditions, […]

IOM Iraq Publishes Community Stabilization Handbook

IOM Iraq’s Community Stabilization Handbook, published last week, provides an overview of the situation in 15 Iraqi governorates, including 51 communities, and of the achievements of IOM’s Transition and Recovery initiatives in Iraq. More than 3 million Iraqis are currently displaced by the crisis, which began in January 2014. The presence of displaced persons places additional pressure on […]