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Iraq Business News brings you the latest news on developments and opportunities for the healthcare in Iraq.

UNHCR Iraq opens New Camp for Displaced Families

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened another camp in response to a continued surge in the number of newly-displaced Iraqis fleeing the military offensive in western Mosul and in other areas of conflict. Al Salamiyah 2, south of Mosul, began to receive its first families today. 2,500 tents have so far been pitched, but […]

Lives of 100,000 Children ‘on the line’ in West Mosul

Some 100,000 children remain in extremely dangerous conditions in western sections of Iraq’s Mosul city as fighting between Government and terrorist forces continues, the United Nations children’s agency today reported, warning that “children’s lives are on the line.” “We are receiving alarming reports of civilians including several children being killed in west Mosul,” said Peter […]

Charity’s Recipe for Helping Iraq’s IDPs

This summer, fill your kitchen with the tastes and aromas of the middle east and help to raise vital funds for some of iraq’s most vulnerable families. Since Daesh invaded Iraq, 3.3 million people have been forced to flee their homes. Even now, hundreds of thousands are fleeing Mosul to escape the violence. They have […]

Soaring Temperatures Next Challenge for Mosul IDPs

It was hard enough coping with flight from conflict-hit areas during the winter months. Now, for the hundreds of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Mosul, summer heat is the new challenge. Having survived ISIL, most families are now bracing themselves to battle their second most dangerous enemy – the sizzling sun and the […]

NIC announces Investment Opportunity in Basra

By John Lee. Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) in coordination with the Political Prisoners Firm has announced the investment opportunity of operating Al-Khalidoon Medical Center in Basra province. Interested investors are invited to visit the Political Prisoners Firm HQ (Contracts Section) in Al-Jadiriha near the Double Decker Bridge in order to obtain the details profile […]

A 5K to Benefit Iraq’s Most Vulnerable Children

The Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF) will host its 5th Annual “In Their Shoes” 5K run/walk on May 20, 2017 at the US Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. The 5K will benefit Iraq’s most vulnerable: orphans, street children, and kids displaced by ISIS. ISIS violence in Iraq has displaced more than 1 million children, […]

UNHCR opens New Camp for West Mosul Displaced

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened a new camp, Hasansham U2, to house thousands of newly-displaced Iraqis who continue to flee the military offensive in western Mosul. The first busloads with packed with around 150 people began arriving at the camp on Tuesday. The camp is the latest to be built by UNHCR and […]

Partnering to Enhance National Capacities in Iraq

Working closely with other humanitarian organisations and government counter parts is at the core of Logistics Cluster activities in Iraq. The team has recently joined forces with the German Government civil protection organisation Technische Hilfswerk (THW), which works closely with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to support capacity building efforts. As part of these activities, […]

Video: New IDP Camp near Mosul

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The UN’s refugee agency opens a new IDP camp in the Iraqi town Hammam al-Alil, south of Mosul, to host people who have been displaced by the fighting in western Mosul, the organisation says:

Urgent Plea for Aid to Iraq’s Persecuted Minorities

The AMAR International Charitable Foundation has issued an urgent plea to the international community for increased aid and support for persecuted religious minorities around Mosul. Speaking to MEPs and stakeholders at the European Parliament, AMAR’s Chief of Staff, Andrew Methven, spoke of the acute suffering of Iraq’s minorities, including Christians, Yazidis, Mandaens, Shabak and Turkmen, […]

Mosul IDPs in Kurdistan Region rise to 164,000

Since the start of military operations in October 2016 to liberate the City of Mosul, the number of internally displaced persons, IDPs, who have taken refuge in the Kurdistan Region has risen to 164,000 people. They are mainly located in camps in Erbil and Duhok Governorates. In an interview with Kurdistan Regional Government website, Hoshang […]

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Plague of Medical ‘Brokers’ Puts Patients Health at Risk

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. It was a strange way for the Basra orthopaedic doctor to find out he was dead. “One of my patients came to see me for a routine check-up, something he […]