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“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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“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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The provision of health care in the conflict-torn governorates of Anbar, Ninewa, and Kirkuk, has recently been augmented by additional 20 ambulances procured by the World Health Organization (WHO) to support the referral pathway and ambulatory services in the mentioned governorates.

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Adolescents are subjected to a fair amount of changes at the early stages of their lives. These changes can be physical, psychological, emotional, sexual and others. Yet, despite the fact that change is the essence of life, young people find it hard to embrace it.

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Erbil, Iraq, 17 May 2018 - Reaching out to the public in Kurdistan Region to explain the role of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and its activities, UNAMI is arranging a series of engagements with the younger generation to foster mutual understanding and outline its socio-political activities, and to hear from the communities at the grass roots level their ideas and concerns.

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 23:08

A survivor from behind hospital doors

Um Qassem had been working as a midwife in Anbar province in Iraq since 2003 when the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) swept across large parts of her country in mid-2014, turning her and many other women’s lives into a nightmare, especially when the group tried to recruit her.

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Nestled in a corner of an old street in Karrada, in the capital city Baghdad, lies a magnificent traditional Iraqi home, and from it emanates the beauty of Jazz.

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REHABILITATION OF LANDMARK TO RESUME

EXPERTS MAKE CHALLENGING TASK SEEM ROUTINE

By Pehr Lodhammar

Fallujah, Iraq, 26 April 2018 – Driving southwest from Baghdad toward Fallujah recently, I thought about our objective for the day.

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Lalish, Iraq - Despite the tragedy that befell the Yazidi community since the onslaught of the Dae’sh terrorist group in Iraq in 2014, leading to persecution of thousands of Yazidis and mass destruction of Iraqi heritage, culture and infrastructure, the community in Iraq and from the diaspora joyously convened on 18 April 2018 at the grand Yazidi Temple in Lalish, in Northern Iraq, to celebrate Sari Sali (New Year) for the first time with the country freed from the terrorists who have deliberately and systematically singled out Yazidi men for annihilation and women for enslavement.

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Baghdad, Iraq – 23 April 2018 - Showcasing the new spirit of Baghdad, that of peace and security after years of terrorism and violence, the city launched a flower festival at the Iraqi capital’s sprawling Al Zawraa Park, a striking exhibit of flowers and plants festooned in various shapes and colours for the occasion.

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