Tag Archives | UNHCR

Preventing Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Iraq

“As humanitarians, we have a collective responsibility to prevent and safely respond to sexual abuse and exploitation in Iraq,” said Jennifer Emond, a UNFPA specialist on the subject, during a training programme in Iraq. Risk of sexual exploitation and abuse escalate during times of crisis. Community protection systems are disrupted when populations are displaced, and […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Child Protection and Youth Specialist (CPYS), Save the Children Administrative Assistant, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Team Assistant, UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Shelter Specialist, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Grants Coordinator, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Cash and Livelihoods Specialist, […]

UNHCR welcomes Donation from Germany

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the latest contribution of Euro 13m from Germany to provide shelter and protection assistance to over 3 million displaced Iraqis. This generous support will enable UNHCR to continue its interventions in providing humanitarian assistance and protection activities in supporting the internally displaced persons with their basic needs, shelter, […]

UNHCR Iraq opens New Camp for Displaced Families

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened another camp in response to a continued surge in the number of newly-displaced Iraqis fleeing the military offensive in western Mosul and in other areas of conflict. Al Salamiyah 2, south of Mosul, began to receive its first families today. 2,500 tents have so far been pitched, but […]

UNHCR opens New Camp for West Mosul Displaced

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened a new camp, Hasansham U2, to house thousands of newly-displaced Iraqis who continue to flee the military offensive in western Mosul. The first busloads with packed with around 150 people began arriving at the camp on Tuesday. The camp is the latest to be built by UNHCR and […]

New UNHCR camp opens near Mosul

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened a new camp in Hammam al-Alil to house thousands of newly-displaced Iraqis who continue to flee the military offensive in western Mosul. The first 500 families began arriving at Hammam al-Alil 2 camp today. Each household, depending on family size, will receive a tent and other basic items […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Administrative Assistant, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Emergency Officer, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Adolescents in Northern Iraq – Consultant, Save the Children Education Manager, Save the Children Children’s Mental Health and Psycho-social Well-being (MHPSS) Senior Admin/Finance Officer, Office of […]

UNHCR warns Mosul situation Deteriorating

The displacement crisis in Mosul is likely to become more acute in the near term, as fighting intensifies in the densely populated western parts of the city, according to Bruno Geddo, the Representative of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Iraq. An estimated 400,000 people are thought to be living in the Old City in […]

Skyrocketing Food Prices, Dire Conditions in Western Mosul

The United Nations food relief agency today said it is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation facing more than 750,000 people living in dire conditions in the western sections of Iraq’s Mosul city, where fighting is taking place between the Government forces and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) terrorists. “We are hearing […]

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 […]