- OCHA Iraq Crisis Situation Report No. 62 (16 - 29 Sep 2015)
- WFP Iraq Crisis Situation Report #26, 15 September 2015
- Humanitarian Needs Overview - June 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2015-16: Iraq
Worldwide, more than 700 million women alive today were married as children. But the phenomenon of child marriage, defined as a formal marriage or informal union before age 18, is a reality not only for girls, both for men as well.
Sulaimaniyah, Iraq | AFP | Saturday 10/10/2015 - 17:03 GMT
by Shwan Mohammed
Four people have been killed in two days of demonstrations in Iraqi Kurdistan, where discontent over unpaid salaries grew into protests demanding the regional president's ouster.
Guards shot dead two demonstrators in Kalar on Saturday as protesters tried to storm the local headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), a hospital official said.
The average number of arrivals to Greece reached over 400,000 since the beginning of this year. The overall number on the islands remained high at 13,272 by 7 October due to the limited number of departures and slower registration, leading to a backlog. On 6 October, authorities started conducting registration of Syrians refugees at the First Reception Centre, in Moria, which will be the official hotspot on Lesvos.
Following heavy airstrikes on Bab Al Mandab, Dubab and Aden, some 2,231 individuals have arrived to Obock port and various transit points of Obock town since 27 September. Boats carrying passengers continue to arrive from Yemen
David Miliband, president and chief executive officer of the International Rescue Committee, discusses the global state of humanitarian and development aid and offers recommendations for making relief more efficient and effective, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 9 Oct 2015 13:57 GMT
Author: Sebastien Malo
LONDON, Oct 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world has abandoned the Yazidi people of northern Iraq, leaving women and girls from the minority group to be brutalised at the hands of Islamic State, two Yazidi sisters told a conference in London.
Read the story on the Thompson Reuters Foundation
By Kristina Jovanovski
BUDAPEST, 9 October 2015 (IRIN) - Abdul says he fled Iraq after his father was killed by so-called Islamic State (IS). But now Abdul is in handcuffs.
The 18-year-old was caught by the Hungarian authorities crossing the Serbian border, which was sealed off by a razor-wire fence in September. He is being charged with breaking a new law that makes it a criminal offence to cross or vandalise the fence.
Less than a week after being detained, he is in court in the nearby town of Szeged, breaking down as he talks about his father’s death.
The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2014)10012 final and the availability of the relevant appropriations.
AMOUNT: EUR 164 000 000
0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
Hungary: EU must formally warn Hungary over refugee crisis violations
The Hungarian government has invested more than 100 million euros on razor-wire fencing and border controls to keep refugees and migrants out, triple the amount it spends yearly on receiving asylum seekers, Amnesty International revealed in a new briefing published today.
BAGHDAD, Oct 9 (KUNA) -- The Iraqi Ministry of Health announced Thursday that two people, one in Babil (Babylon) and another in Baghdad, succumbed to their illness due to infection with cholera. These were the first fatalities while the number of infection cases topped 1,263 mainly in the central governorate of Babil, as well as Baghdad, Qadsia and Al-Muthana, according to a statement by the ministry. The outbreak of the fatal disease this year in the most serious in comparison with the prevalence rates of the last five years. (end) ahh.rg.gb
Rome, Italie | AFP | vendredidi 09/10/2015 - 03:00 GMT
Un premier contingent de réfugiés s'envole vendredi depuis Rome pour la Suède dans le cadre du programme de l'Union européenne sur une meilleure répartition des demandeurs d'asile qui affluent dans le sud de l'Europe, sur lequel les Européens s'étaient profondément divisés.
Les 20 réfugiés érythréens qui vont être transférés d'Italie en Suède dans la matinée sont les premiers sur 160.000 qui pourront bénéficier de ce programme de "relocalisations" inédit au sein de l'UE.
Erbil, 8th October 2015- Recognising the need to immediately scale up its response to growing needs, the European Commission has increased its support to humanitarian organisations providing lifesaving assistance in Kirkuk. The funding amounts to a total of EUR 9 million and is part of the latest allocation of EUR 25 million pledged for Iraq in June.
Luxembourg, Luxembourg | AFP | jeudi 08/10/2015 - 09:20 GMT
par Cédric SIMON
A la veille des premiers transferts de réfugiés au sein de l'UE, les 28 Etats membres ont fait front commun jeudi pour un renvoi plus systématique des migrants économiques, "l'autre face de la médaille" de leur réponse à la pire crise migratoire en Europe depuis 1945.
Humanitarian conditions in Iraq are worsening with ongoing insecurity, new displacement and a cholera outbreak affecting several governorates. Nearly 3.2 million people have fled their homes and spread to over 3,000 different locations since January 2014. Close to 400,000 people have returned to newly accessible areas, but have found widespread destruction and continue to require humanitarian support. Over 8.6 million people in Iraq are now in need of humanitarian assistance.
Luxembourg, Luxembourg | AFP | jeudi 08/10/2015 - 18:33 GMT
L'UE s'est engagée jeudi à aider les pays des Balkans et les voisins de la Syrie, frappés par l'exode de réfugiés vers l'Europe, tout en leur demandant de coopérer pour partager le fardeau.
Press release 714/15 Justice Home Affairs Foreign affairs & international relations
1. In recent years there has been a dramatic increase in flows of refugees and migrants towards countries neighbouring Syria along the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkans route. The majority are persons in need of international protection. This is placing reception capacities of most affected countriesunder severe pressure, with serious humanitarian consequences. It poses significant challenges to border management and asylum systems, as well as security challenges.
· The improvements in food security witnessed during the month of Ramadan ended in August. A slight increase in the share of the population consuming an ‘inadequate’ diet was observed throughout Iraq. This was particularly true for the internally displaced (IDP) respondents as well as in Anbar governorate, where it appears that approximately one in five households are consuming an inadequate diet.
Harikar NGO is a neutral, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization established in 30th May 2004 by group of social activists. Harikar NGO as stated in its mission statement strives toward the fulfilment of human and women rights in Duhok Governorate as stipulated in the new Iraqi constitution of 15th October 2005. Harikar is committed to- within its resources- contribute towards the achievement of the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals.