Iraq and the international community must boost protection of the internally displaced as crisis deepens – UN expert

GENEVA (19 May 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displ...

UNESCO celebrates opening of Kabarto secondary school for Yazidi IDPs in Dohuk

DOHUK, 18 May 2015 –UNESCO and its partners celebrated today with students, parents and teachers the...

Stepping Up Resilience – First Ever Crisis Coordination and Disaster Preparedness Centre in Kurdistan

Erbil, 17 May – The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior today inaugurated its...

Briefing of SRSG for Iraq Jan Kubiš to the 7443rd meeting of the UN Security Council, New York, 14 May 2015

Thank you, Madam President. In my first appearance before the Security Council in my new capacity, ...

Internal Displacement in Iraq Passes 2.8 Million

12 May 2015,Iraq - IOM Iraq’s new Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) published this week recorded 2,...

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  • Saudi Generosity Enables WFP To Scale Up Its Iraq Operations
    Saudi Generosity Enables WFP To Scale Up Its Iraq Operations

    As the violence hit Iraq in mid June 2014, millions of people became internally displaced. The UN World Food programme was able to respond by scaling up scaled up its lifesaving operation and provide food assistance to more than 1 million people thanks to a generous contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  • Iraq: Yazidis' Escape From Mt. Sinjar
    Iraq: Yazidis' Escape From Mt. Sinjar

    The Yazidi are an ancient religious group living mostly in northern Iraq. In June 2014, militants swept into their towns and villages -- kidnapping, raping and killing. Many Yazidis fled to Mt.

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