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Fears for 750,000 Civilians in Western Mosul

Humanitarians fear for the 750,000 civilians in western Mosul 100 days after military operations to retake Mosul started, humanitarian partners are expressing deep concern about the plight of the estimated 750,000 civilians who are currently living in the western sections of the city where fighting is expected to start in coming weeks. “We are relieved […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Milestone in Refugee Rights in Iraq

UNHCR, Ministry of Interior achieve milestone in refugee rights in Iraq with new memorandum signing UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the Permanent Committee for Refugees at the Ministry of Interior have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance the protection of refugees and asylum seekers in Iraq. The agreement was signed by Dr […]

WFP Launches WiFi System In Iraqi Refugee Camp

The World Food Programme (WFP) today launched an innovative project that provides wireless internet access to Syrian refugees living in Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq, the largest refugee camp in Iraq which is home to 31,000 Syrian refugees. Syrian refugees forced to flee the conflict in Syria can now use the internet through the […]

HRW: Displaced People Can’t Move Freely

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government security authorities are unlawfully restricting the freedom of movement of displaced people in camps near Kirkuk. Despite the lack of hostilities in the area, people are not allowed to leave the camps freely. Displaced people in the Nazrawa and Laylan camps told Human […]

25 New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised several new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Facilities Management Assistant, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) RSD Associate, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Business Support Assistant, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Storekeeper, Agency, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Monitoring Assistant, Agency, […]

Scholarship Scheme for Syrian refugees in Kurdistan

UNHCR scholarship scheme helps Syrian refugees access university degrees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in coordination with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I), this week opened its DAFI scholarship enrolment programme in KR-I and started receiving applications. UNHCR’s higher education […]

US Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq Totals Over $1bn

The United States is providing more than $181 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the Iraqi people to address critical humanitarian needs, including those expected to occur with Iraq’s planned military offensive to liberate Mosul from Da’esh occupation. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken (pictured) announced this new funding today, bringing U.S. humanitarian […]

Italy supports UNHCR in Diyala

UNHCR in Iraq welcomes new funding announced by the Government of Italy of €441,500 to help support the restoration of essential infrastructure in Diyala Governorate. The project aims to provide infrastructural support to restore public services, helping to facilitate the reintegration of returning displaced Iraqis in Saadiya and Jalawla districts – areas which were briefly […]