Tag Archives | Children

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 – […]

UNICEF launches Back-to-School Campaign

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), together with the Iraqi Ministry of Education, has launched its back-to-school campaign to help millions of children missing out on education. Some 3.5 million school-aged Iraqi children are missing out on education, which means they are at increased risk of early marriage, child labour and recruitment into armed groups. […]

Video: The ‘catastrophic’ Plight of Iraq’s Orphans

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. More than five million children in Iraq have lost one or both parents as a result of years of continued violence. As orphans often lack access to medical care, education and even the […]

Children Disappear across Iraq

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.  The Baghdad Operations Command announced the release of two kidnapped children from southern Baghdad on Aug. 20. The crime itself was no surprise, as the abduction of children has […]