Tag Archives | internally displaced persons

Charity Concert for People of Sinjar

CHARITY CONCERT  An evening of Kurdish music An evening for the people of Sinjar An evening to help keep a child warm this winter The KRG UK Representation is pleased to support a fund-raising concert at St Marylebone Church in London at 7pm on Saturday November 29 to buy blankets for the children of Sinjar who are sheltering in […]

Interview: Helping the People of Iraq

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Readers of Iraq Business News will already know Baroness (Emma) Nicholson of Winterbourne (pictured) as the UK’s Trade Envoy to Iraq, and as Chairman of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). We met with her recently to discuss the work of her charity, the AMAR International Charitable Foundation, which is facing new […]

Video: Refugees Prepare for Harsh Winter

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fighting in Iraq has displaced nearly two million people as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continue their offensive across much of the country. With half of all refugees seeking […]

Video: Syrian Kurds face Uncertain Future

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Syrian Kurds are continuing to stream into Kurdish areas of northern Iraq, as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continues its offensive across much of Syria. Hundreds of Syrian Kurds […]

Over 1.8 Million Iraqis Displaced

From January through 5 October, 2014 the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) identified an estimated 1,814,862 displaced people (302,477 families) in Iraq. This figure represents an increase of more than 61,000 displaced people since late September. Ninewa and Anbar remain the governorates of origin for the largest displaced populations, reported as […]

Video: Sunni Refugees Caught in Conflict

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Many who escaped fighting between army and ISIL say they are also targets of Shia armed groups who are destroying homes. Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports now from Kirkuk.

KRG, UN Finalise Response Plan for IDPs

The KRG Ministry of Planning and the United Nations have finalised an immediate response plan for Iraqi IDPs sheltered in the Kurdistan Region, including clear objectives to be met by 15 November 2014. The joint document states: "This massive influx of people in a short period has created a grave humanitarian crisis and is pushing […]

UN calls for more Shelter, Protection

After concluding a three-day visit to Iraq, UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos (pictured) said today that additional support is needed ahead of the long winter months for people who have been displaced by fighting, and for the communities supporting them. Iraq is facing an escalating emergency with up to 1.8 million Iraqis displaced since January. […]

Germany Funds Field Kitchens for IDPs

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €2 million from the Government of Germany to help fund its emergency field kitchens in Iraq supplying hot meals to over a quarter of a million people. Since August, WFP, alongside its local partner, the Barzani Charity Foundation, has successfully served more than […]

UNESCO targets 10,000 Out-of-School Children

UNESCO officials concluded a series of meetings held with director generals in Ministries of Education in the central government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan regional government, as well as representatives from local NGOs, to discuss ways to enhance cooperation and accelerate the implementation of UNESCO programmes targeting 10,000 out-of-school children and youth in Iraq. “UNESCO […]

Shelter Needs Acute in Northern Iraq

As the UN refugee agency continues a major aid operation for almost half a million displaced people in northern Iraq, pressure on accommodation remains acute. "Many schools are still being used to house the displaced. In addition, there is urgent need to reinforce tents and other housing in preparation for the coming winter," UNHCR spokesman […]