Tag Archives | Children

Video: The 'catastrophic’ Plight of Iraq's Orphans

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. More than five million children in Iraq have lost one or both parents as a result of years of continued violence. As orphans often lack access to medical care, education and even the […]

Children Disappear across Iraq

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The Baghdad Operations Command announced the release of two kidnapped children from southern Baghdad on Aug. 20. The crime itself was no surprise, as the abduction of children has […]

UNICEF, Iraqi Govt Renew Promise to Children in Need

UNICEF and the Government of Iraq today signed the 2016-2019 Country Programme Action Plan, a four year framework by which both parties will work to ensure a bright future for Iraqi children. "In the context of continuing violence across the country, it is all the more critical that we work hand in hand with our […]

Iraq tries to Shake Stigma of Orphans

By Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On March 30, a police station in Babil received an anonymous tip about an infant who had been thrown in the garbage. A patrol dispatched to the location found a baby in a cardboard […]

Iraq's Child Soldiers

By an Al-Monitor correspondent in Tehran. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The world has borne witness to countless crimes committed by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria over the past year. Iraqi and Syrian children have not been spared from these atrocities. […]

Video: Children Recruited to Iraq's Battlefield

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Human rights groups are alarmed at the use of child fighters in Iraq. Children as young as 13 years old are being recruited into militias to fight against ISIL in Anbar province. ISIL […]

KRG looks to Enhance Protection of Women, Children

By Mohammed A. Salih for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Activists and government agencies in Iraqi Kurdistan have drafted amendments over the past few months to the autonomous region’s existing law combating domestic violence, introducing measures aimed at better protection of women's and children's […]

Teachers Resort to Abuse of Students

By Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. It is no new phenomenon that students in Iraq are exposed to physical punishment at the hands of their teachers. But a video posted on YouTube and social media sites on March 25 showed a […]

FM Receives Head of UNICEF

By John Lee. Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim al-Jaafari, received the Executive Director of UNICEF, Mr. Anthony Lake, and the accompanying delegation on Tuesday. They reviewed the work of the organization and services to care for children of the world and Iraq. Dr. Jaafari said that the world today is witnessing the dire reality in the […]