Tag Archives | Refugees

KRG Struggles to Cope with Syrian Refugees

By Abdel Hamid Zebari for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. With the continuously deteriorating security and political situation in Syria, and the growing fighting between government and opposition forces, many Syrian citizens — particularly Syria's Kurds — have been forced […]

Providing Health Care to Syrian Refugees

“The current security situation in Syria, along with the desire to protect my children, forced me to leave my home,” said Samira, a middle-aged Syrian mother who fled home with her four children months ago. “We are living in precarious conditions in a crowded place, but, alhamdulillah, we are safe and healthy, receiving food and […]

Camp Liberty Residents Relocated to Albania

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler, welcomed the relocation of a first group of 14 Camp Liberty residents to Albania. “The residents’ arrival in Albania late last night is an encouraging first step in the relocation of the group of 210 residents the Albanian government has agreed […]

Video: Iraqi Kurdistan hosts Syrian refugees

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The number of people fleeing the conflict in Syria continues to rise. Iraq's central government has closed its borders to most refugees but the Kurdish region has welcomed 90 percent of those seeking […]

Foreign Minister Meets Swedish Delegation

By John Lee. Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari has met the Head of the Political Department at the Swedish Foreign Ministry, Bjorn Lerval, and the Swedish Ambassador to Iraq, Jörgen Lindström. During the meeting, the two sides discussed relations between the countries in addition to promoting the conditions of the Iraqi community in the Kingdom of […]

Video: Rocket Attack Kills Iranian Exiles in Iraq

Katyusha rockets fired on a camp housing Iranian dissidents near Baghdad have killed five members of the opposition group, Iraqi security officials say. About 40 members of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) group were wounded in Saturday's attack, along with three Iraqi policemen. (Source: Al Jazeera)

UN Agencies in Iraq Help Syrian Refugees

A high-level UN delegation visited the Domiz refugee camp in Dohuk Governorate this week to witness the harsh living conditions of the refugees and to develop a joint coordinated response to the pending needs intensified in the sub-zero temperatures in Domiz. The delegation met with the Governor of Dohuk, Mr. Tamar R. Fatah, to thank […]

Video: Syrian Kurds Seek Essential Supplies in Iraq

From AlJazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Many Syrians are also seeking refuge in Iraq. About a thousand refugees cross into the country's Kurdish region every day through official border crossings. But many more are using dangerous routes to transport essential […]

US, Iraq Sign MoU on Disadvantaged Populations

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012, the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement to provide adequate protection and assistance to displaced persons and help the Ministry provide improved services to internally displaced persons and refugees. The MOU […]

Video: Iraq Limits Number of Syrian Refugees

Thousands of Syrians are fleeing the conflict at home to take refuge in neighbouring countries. Jordan has announced it will open a second camp meaning as many as 250,000 refugees could be held in the country. But Iraq, another Syrian neighbour , is now limiting the numbers coming over the border saying it lacks the […]

Housing for Refugees in Diyala Province

The Committee of Emigration and Emigrants in Diyala Province said today that 50 dunams (1 dunam = 1000 m2) will be provided from all the Province’s regions to build housing compounds for refugee families from the conflict in the region. There are more than 3000 refugee families officially registered. ( Al SumariaTV )