Tag Archives | Children

Iraq’s Future Generations risk being Left Behind

Without urgent investment in education, Iraq’s future generations risk being left behind The future of Iraq, its economic security and prosperity depends on increasing investment in education today. And while the price of investing in Iraq’s education sector is high, failing to do so will cost the nation far more in the future. “The Cost […]

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, […]

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 […]

AMAR provides vital Textbooks to Iraqi Children

The AMAR International Charitable Foundation has distributed more than 3,000 textbooks to school students in southern Iraq, equipping primary and secondary schools with vital educational resources. Thanks to some fantastic fund-raising support by staff at the Rumaila Operating Organisation (ROO), we were able to answer a request by the Directorate for Education to provide the […]

National Immunization Campaigns Launched in Iraq

A national immunization days campaign has today commenced in Iraq and targets over 6 million children aged 0 to 5 years of age. Supported by the Ministry of Health, WHO and UNICEF, the door-to-door campaign is being conducted for 5 days and will include the newly liberated areas in Mosul where thousands of children have […]

EU commits additional €7m for Children in Iraq

A new €7-million contribution from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) to support UNICEF’s work in Iraq brings the total amount of ECHO assistance committed to UNICEF Iraq in 2016 to €20 million. This additional support comes at a critical time as families continue to flee Mosul, humanitarian […]

Help Iraq’s Children Survive the Winter

In many countries, children dream of snow at Christmas. But in Northern Iraq, where temperatures plummet to well below zero, hundreds of thousands of displaced children wish only for warmth as they battle for survival. Please help Iraq’s children survive the winter. Just £25 ($32) could provide a family with warm winter blankets to protect […]

Young Iraqi Doctors and Nurses mend Little Bodies

On Day 1, 93 children and family members arrived at the door of the “Peace Zone” clinic for medical care.  After fleeing from ISIS to Tikrit, 123 miles south of Mosul, these families are very vulnerable and in need of so much, including basic health care. The project is the brainchild of the Iraq Health Access Organization (IHAO) founder […]

Campaign to Immunize 5.8m Iraqi Children against Polio

Major campaign launched to immunize 5.8 million Iraqi children against polio Today, on World Polio Day the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a weeklong nationwide campaign to immunize Iraq’s children against polio. Under the slogan “two drops can change a life,” the five-day campaign aims to […]

”Street Lawyers” – their Clients are Boys and Girls 6, 10, 14 ….

They Call Themselves ”Street Lawyers”, and their Clients are Boys and Girls 6, 10, 14  …. If you are desperately poor, 6 years old, and picked up by police in Baghdad for begging, who will come to your defense?  We are not permitted to show their pictures and will use aliases but here is the story of two little brothers – […]