Tag Archives | Internally Displaced People

Switzerland Supports WFP Assistance to Refugees in Iraq

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a donation of US$522,500 from the Government of Switzerland to support the food needs of nearly 24,000 refugees and internally displaced people for one month. The funds, coming through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, will be used to provide cash assistance to 13,400 Iraqis displaced […]

Minority Shabaks fear for Future

By Saad Salloum for Al Monitor. Any opinions here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The Shabak community is one of the ethnic minorities in Iraq, speaking a language distinct from Arabic and Kurdish. Its members live on the Ninevah plains with other religious minorities […]

Humanitarian Crisis Warning for Mosul Offensive

By Simon Kent. Amnesty International, the world-wide human rights organization, has published a report warning of imminent humanitarian crisis as the offensive to liberate Mosul from the self declared Islamic State gathers momentum. The organization also warned the current humanitarian emergency, which has seen at least 3 million Iraqis displaced from their homes, is severely […]

Donors Pledge $2.1 bn, More Expected

By Simon Kent. Supranational organizations and countries at the US State Department organized Washington donor conference have made pledges of hundreds of millions of dollars for Iraq. This will take some financial strain off the Iraqi government as it struggles to assist over 3 million displaced people, amid slumped oil revenue and ongoing war expenditure. […]

Iraqi Children Foundation Hold New Fundraiser

By Simon Kent.  The Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF), is hosting its fourth annual "In their shoes" 5K Run/Walk in Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday, May 14th to benefit Iraq's most vulnerable children – its orphans, street children and kids fleeing ISIS. Funds raised provide social services and legal aid to children at risk of trafficking and recruitment by terrorist […]

UNOPS Awards Contract for IDP Shelter Units

By John Lee. The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) has awarded a contract for the supply of 100 prefabricated shelter units for IDP’s at the Eyon Missan IDP camp. The contract (Reference: 15-IQOH-ITB-089), valued at $589,690, has been given to Wadi Albarari for General Contracting & Engineering Consultancy & General Trading and Oil […]

Baghdad Christmas Celebrations Have Deeper Meaning

By Simon Kent. Christmas has been celebrated in Baghdad for centuries, but over time the small Christian minority has been dwindling at an alarming rate, especially since they have been singled out by ISIS. There are now thought to be only half a million Christians left in Iraq, out of a population that was once […]

Iraq: $4bn Needed For Refugees

By Simon Kent. Iraq's Ministry of Migration has announced that without a surge in extra funding, the country will struggle to accommodate and provide for over 1.5 million Syrian refugees and Iraqi "internally displaced people" (IDPs) both within Iraq and the Kurdish autonomous north. Iraq's refugees are divided with the Kurdish region hosting about 46% […]

Kuwait Commits $200 million for IDPs

By Simon Kent. The Kuwaiti government has announced that $200 million will be dispersed to internally displaced people--refugees-- throughout the south, centre and north of Iraq. The aid will be distributed through the Kuwaiti Red Crescent and assist some of the 5 million conflict displaced people within Iraq. According to the Kuwaiti Red Crescent, the […]

WHO in Aid Warning

By Simon Kent. The World Health Organization, long critical to internally displaced people in conflict zones and known for stemming epidemics and hunger during times of crisis, is facing a critical funding shortfall in Iraq. The BBC has reported the WHO may have to shut down many of its health clinics, some in critical areas […]

Iraqi Returnees from Syria Following the 2011 Crisis

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has issued an overview of the migration trends and living conditions of Iraqi returnees from Syria. Based on a series of household questionnaires, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions, IOM Iraq has collected information on the household level regard first, the initial displacement of Iraqis to Syria; second, patterns […]

Al Kindi Society Announce January Forum

By John Lee. The Al Kindi Society for Engineers have announced they will be hosting a forum on the role of engineering in Iraq's current crisis. The event will be held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in North London on the 10th of January. Anyone who wishes to attend must register here. For those not […]