Tag Archives | International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Small Projects bring life back to Mosul

From the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): Small projects bring life back to the streets in Mosul Various small and medium businesses in the Old City of Mosul are supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross as life gradually returns to the streets and people resume their lives. Some business owners […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Consultancy, Researcher, Oxfam Berater Qudra Nord, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) ICLA Specialist, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Protection Adviser, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Emergency Response Team Leader, Relief International Protection Consultant, Relief International Sexual and Reproductive Health Trainer, Médecins du Monde […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Deputy Country Director, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Grants Manager, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Compliance and Risk Management Adviser, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Emergency Response Team Leader, Relief International Consultant & IDP and Refugee Labor Rights, Relief International Administrative Assistant (Assets Management), United […]

ICRC rushes Aid to People Fleeing Ramadi

Hundreds of thousands are living under harsh conditions in the makeshift camps of Anbar, Baghdad and other provinces after fleeing fighting in and around Ramadi. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recently delivered badly-needed food, blankets, soap and other basic necessities to over 900 people who had just fled from Ramadi to Habbaniya […]

IDPs make up 35% of KRI Population

By John Lee. Rudaw quotes an official as saying that internally displaced persons (IDPs) now make up 35 percent of the population of the Kurdistan region. In a public meeting with Peter Maurer, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Aram Sheikh Mohammed (pictured), the Iraqi parliament deputy speaker, said: “According […]

ICRC Delivers Urgent Aid in Anbar

Recent fighting in and around Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, has forced tens of thousands of people to flee to the cities of Baghdad, Habbaniyah and Amiriyat al-Fallujah, leaving most of their belongings behind. The ICRC is bringing urgent aid to these displaced families. Parts of Anbar have seen spells of heavy fighting since […]

More Lives in Jeopardy as Fighting Expands

As a result of the recent widening of the conflict in Iraq, many more people – numbering in the hundreds of thousands – have been affected. The provinces of Al-Anbar, Ninawa, Salah al-Din, Diyala, and Kirkuk have been under heavy attack, driving more people to abandon their homes to seek shelter in safer areas. This […]

KRG PM Meets ICRC President

Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, received last Tuesday the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, Mr. Peter Maurer, accompanied by the head of ICRC Erbil office and ICRC representative in Iraq. Mr. Maurer praised the Kurdistan Regional Government for the efforts it exerts to improve human rights and prisoners […]

ICRC: Greater Support Needed for IDPs

At the end of a six-day visit to Iraq, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) vowed to scale up assistance to displaced people and the communities hosting them. President Peter Maurer witnessed the difficult conditions endured by people as a result of ongoing fighting, long periods of displacement, loss of […]

Red Cross President Visits Iraq

Peter Maurer (pictured), the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), arrived in Iraq on Monday on his first official visit. Over the next four days in Baghdad, Najaf and Erbil he will meet senior Iraqi officials, religious leaders and the leadership of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society and other humanitarian organizations […]