Tag Archives | Refugees

AMAR increases Mental Health Support for IS Victims

By Robert Cole. The AMAR International Charitable Foundation has been providing vital mental health treatment for many hundreds of Yazidi Women who have escaped from Daesh (ISIS) captivity. Thousands are still being held, but those that have managed to escape have returned, understandably traumatised by their terrible ordeals. The majority have been raped, beaten and […]

13,000 people flee Mosul over Five Days

More than 13,000 people have fled Mosul in just five days since 29 December, as the second phase of military operations to retake the Iraqi city from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) terrorists has apparently begun, a United Nations spokesperson said today. “The average daily displacement numbers have increased by nearly 50 […]

Germany Helps Protect and Assist Displaced Iraqis

UNHCR welcomes contribution from Germany to help protect and assist displaced Iraqis UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the latest contribution of Euro 3m from Germany to provide protection and assistance to more than 3 million displaced Iraqis. This latest funding brings the total amount received from Germany to Euro 24m in 2016 and […]

WHO welcomes $5m from Kuwait for people of Mosul

WHO welcomes $5-million from Kuwait to provide life-saving health services to people in Mosul The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed the generous support of the State of Kuwait through a US$ 5 million donation to help people in the city of Mosul obtain greater medical assistance, particularly the most vulnerable—women, children, the injured and […]

Consultation on IDPs, Mobile Courts and Multi-Service Centres

Government and civil society consult on access to justice for IDPs and returnees; recommend mobile courts and multi-service centres A consultation with representatives of Iraq’s Government and civil society on Improving Access to Justice for Internally Displaced and Returnee Populations was organized on 4 December 2016, at Al Nahrain Center for Strategic Studies in Baghdad. […]

UN Distributes Blankets to Women in Camps Near Mosul

Freezing Temperatures in IDP Camps: UN Women Iraq Distributes High Thermal Blankets and Necessity Kits to Women and Girls in two camps Near Eastern Mosul The UN Women Iraq team went on mission near eastern Mosul this week to distribute 3,000 high thermal blankets to women and girls in two camps. Women and girls have […]

82,000 Currently Displaced from Mosul – UNHCR

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has issued an update on the Iraq situation as at 6th December: KEY FIGURES 82,068 People displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since the military offensive began on 17 October1 11,705 UNHCR kits of core relief items distributed to families (assisting some 70,000 people) displaced from Mosul and […]

Video: Heavy Rain piles Misery on Mosul Displaced

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Abdelwahed Mahmud dug gullies around his tent in northern Iraq Thursday after heavy overnight rain flooded Khazir camp, the latest hardship to hit the thousands of families displaced around Mosul:

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 […]

3.2 Million Displaced in Iraq – UNHCR

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has issued an update on the Iraq situation as at 23rd November: Key Figures 68,340: People currently displaced from Mosul district since the military offensive began on 17 October 9,207: UNHCR kits of core relief items distributed to families (assisting some 55,000 people) displaced from Mosul corridor 9,097: […]

UNHCR: Support still Needed for Mosul Aid Operations

From Adrian Edwards, UNHCR spokesperson: Sustained support still needed for Mosul Aid Operations In Iraq, and just over a month since the start of the Mosul offensive, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners have been intensifying life-saving, emergency help for tens of thousands of displaced people. There has been a marked increase over the […]