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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10:09

After the Battle: A Warning From Mosul

Organised combat in Iraq’s second city ended more than a year ago, but the city remains crippled by deadly munitions that still lie hidden beneath huge mounds of rubble.

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  • Agency UNMAS

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been actively engaged in providing lifesaving health care at the frontlines during the Mosul operation in 20162017. The setup of mobile trauma stabilization points (TSPs) and 4 field hospitals close to the battle lines have significantly contributed to saving hundreds of lives.

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  • Agency WHO

Following the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq in July 2017, the national justice system is now encountering the cases and claims of thousands of direct and indirect victims who have experienced violence, crime and atrocities of different nature at the hands of ISIL.

Al Hawija District, 45 km west of Kirkuk governorate in Iraq, has suffered severe shortages of critical supplies, including food, water, and medicine during the conflict and displacement crisis in 2014.

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  • Agency WHO

Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Iraq for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance, Alice Walpole, and some UNAMI colleagues took the opportunity of a recent official trip to Babil governorate to visit the ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon, located just outside Hilla, Babil’s capital. Ms. Walpole was delighted to discover that the curator, Mr. Hadi Kadhem Mussa, has remained unchanged since her last visit to Babylon in 2010.

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  • Agency UNAMI
Sunday, 15 July 2018 10:48

Ability with Art and Hope

People with disabilities always have hope – life’s challenges push them towards being creative.

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  • Agency UNAMI

From 27 to 28 June 2018, the UNAMI Human Rights Office in Baghdad conducted a specialized Training Programme on “Strengthening Human Rights Monitoring and Documentation Skills for the Secretariat of Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR)”. Thirty staff members of the Commission, including ten women in various departments of the Commission, including human rights, women, children, displaced persons and complaints from Baghdad, Najaf, Kirkuk, Karbala, Babel, Salah Alden Diyala, Diwaniya, and Samawa Governorates participated.

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  • Agency UNAMI

Trauma generated by wars is often not confined to the battlefield. Refugees are negatively affected by the multiple displacements, loss of loved ones and properties, and the instability which lead to a sense of helplessness and despair.

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  • Agency UNFPA

“Meeting individuals who had gone through the same challenges gave me the confidence and strength to move forward and stop dwelling on what broke me,” Ghalia. © 2018/UNFPA Iraq

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  • Agency UNFPA

“I was only 15 years old when they came into our village, they killed men and older women while they kidnapped and raped the younger ones,” Nihad, Yezidi survivor. © 2018/UNFPA Iraq

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  • Agency UNFPA
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