Tag Archives | IDPs

Video: Civilian Cost of Takeover of Last IS-held Towns

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says his military has retaken Hawija from ISIL. It is the main town in one of the last two Iraqi enclaves still partly held by ISIL fighters, and […]

UN Migration Agency Assists Newly Displaced from Hawija

Military operations to retake Hawija district and surrounding areas, which began on 21 September, have to date displaced more than 2,400 individuals from Hawija, Kirkuk governorate and Shirqat, Salah al-Din governorate. The majority displaced to Ninewa governorate, including 1,700 individuals bussed by Iraqi authorities to IOM’s Haj Ali emergency site 60 km south of Mosul. […]

AMAR to open Health Clinic in Mosul

By Robert Cole, AMAR Foundation. We’re excited to announce that work is about to begin on a new AMAR International Charitable Foundation Public Health Care Centre (PHCC) on the outskirts of Mosul. Thanks to a huge fundraising effort by our supporters, we have sufficient to rehabilitate, resource and re-open the badly damaged existing government clinic […]

Justice Essential to help Victims of ISIL’s Sexual Violence

Justice essential to help Iraqi victims of ISIL’s sexual violence rebuild lives The Iraqi Government needs to ensure that the thousands of women and girls who survived rape and other forms of sexual violence by ISIL fighters receive care, protection and justice, and that children born as a result of such violence do not face […]

New AMAR School almost Complete

Work is almost complete on AMAR‘s latest exciting educational project in Iraq. The state-of-the-art Secondary School in Basra is expected to begin teaching its 500+ students in October. Ten percent of that number will be orphans who will receive a fantastic education completely free of charge, thanks to AMAR’s generous supporters. Please help ensure Iraq’s […]

IRC, Sesame Workshop bring Hope to Refugee Children

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Sesame Workshop — the nonprofit, educational organization behind Sesame Street — are working together to give millions of refugee children in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and northern Iraq the support they need to learn, grow and thrive. The Syrian refugee crisis is the defining humanitarian issue of our time. It […]

As IDPs Leave Kurdistan, Gap in Agri Labour Market Grows

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. Displaced Arabs who fled to Iraqi Kurdistan were a boon for village-dwelling farmers. The farmers, who paid low wages to desperate displaced for three years, are now at a loss. […]

IOM Emergency Unit Assists IDPs from Tal Afar

This past week the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency, sent emergency teams from its Erbil, Iraq, mission to provide front-line non-food item (NFI) assistance to an informal settlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs). The settlers are principally nomadic herders fleeing ISIL’s last remaining major stronghold in Iraq: Tal Afar. Following the fall […]

Video: Mosul Displaced wait to Return

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After the Iraqi government announced victory over the Islamic State group in the city of Mosul, some residents displaced to camps by the fighting are anxious to return to their homes: