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21 July 2017

Erbil – The first Social Innovation Hackathon in Erbil, Iraq, will take place on 21–22 July organized by Re:Coded, a humanitarian innovation non-profit organization. The event will be supported by IOM, the UN Migration Agency.

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**Since March, MSF teams have treated over 450 severely malnourished children in its hospital in Qayyarah, 60 kilometres south of Mosul. Manuel Lannaud, head of mission in Iraq, explains the different causes and aspects of malnutrition.

Who in the region is affected by malnutrition?**

We began treating severely malnourished children in our hospital in Qayyarah in March. Most are under the age of one and 60 per cent aren’t even six months old. Some of the mothers arrive from Mosul itself but most live in camps.

21 Jul 2017 description

In this edition:

  • IOM’s FAP Continues to Help Families Reunite in Germany
  • Kitting out the Turkish National Police and Coast Guard
  • IOM Integration Programmes Build the Basis for Independent Lives
  • Psychosocial Support Certificate Programme in Turkey Aids War-affected Communities
  • Boosting Refugee Access to Health Centres along TurkishSyrian Border

€ 20 Million EU Project Supports Turkish Coast Guard to Save More Migrant Lives

21 Jul 2017 description

A snapshot of the latest data, trends, and analysis of migratory flows and protection issues faced by people on the move in and out of Turkey

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Baghdad, Iraq, 21 July 2017 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), in collaboration with UN Women and the Government of Iraq National Reconciliation Committee, Office of the Prime Minister’s Women and Gender Affairs Department, jointly organised a consultative meeting with senior women leaders, former ministers, former members of parliament and former advisors to discuss the participation of women in Iraq’s National Reconciliation process.

21 Jul 2017 description

Main highlights:

  • Displacement and access to safety: Despite the retaking of Mosul (declared on 10 July), the security situation remains precarious, which coupled with severe shortages of food, water, essential services and livelihood opportunities, is leading to further displacement.

21 Jul 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12917
20 JULY 2017
SECURITY COUNCIL
8007TH MEETING (AM)

The Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution reinforcing its resolve to adapt to evolving terrorist threats, encouraging Governments to update their methods for cutting off funds to terrorist groups, preventing their travel, banning them from acquiring arms and ensuring that sanctions were fully implemented.

20 Jul 2017 description

FCO launches its Annual Human Rights report for 2016

Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy puts human rights centre stage of foreign policy.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has published its 2016 Annual Human Rights Report. The report covers the period from January to December 2016 and for the first time includes a dedicated section on modern slavery - a key UK Government priority.

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Baghdad, July 2017, the Council of Ministers of Iraq has approved the new legislation to address sustainable solutions to challenges of informal settlements in Iraq and contribute in resolving the protracted suffering of internally displaced people who were accommodated in the informal areas for long time. UN-Habitat through financial support from the US Bureau of People, Refugees and Migrants produced the draft law following long and intensive legal and technical urban research and negotiations among the concerned institutions.

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By Jennifer Dathan

In the first half of 2017, civilian deaths from air-launched explosive violence have risen by 44% compared to the same period in 2016, new figures reveal.

Within the first six months of 2017, UK-based charity Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has recorded at least 2,945 civilian deaths from air-launched explosives as reported in English language media. Of these deaths, 88% took place in populated areas, such as homes, markets, hospitals and schools.

20 Jul 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting health workers, facilities and ambulances between January and June 2017. It includes incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources. The actual number of incidents affecting healthcare is undoubtedly higher.

20 Jul 2017 description

By Angus MacSwan

MOSUL, Iraq, July 19 (Reuters) - The battle for Mosul is all but over after nine months of devastating urban warfare between government forces and Islamic State militants, but Iraqi civilians are suffering in a humanitarian crisis of monumental scale.

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