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23 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children warns of extreme danger to tens of thousands of children as Iraqi and coalition forces launch an offensive on ISIS stronghold of Hawija.

Friday, 22 September 2017 - 1:40pm Aram Shakaram, Save the Children's Deputy Country Director in Iraq, said:

"Up to 30,000 children in Hawija are in extreme danger, and are being subjected to bombing and fighting as the offensive to oust ISIS from one of its last urban strongholds in Iraq begins.

23 Sep 2017 description
report World Bank
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Baghdad, September 20, 2017 - The World Bank Group (WBG) has concluded today a series of consultations with various stakeholder groups around its forthcoming Iraq Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for the period 2018-2022 which lays out the main country development goals that the WBG aims to help Iraq achieve, and proposes a program of strategic interventions for this purpose.

23 Sep 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, Sept 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait distributed 75 tons of food and drinking water for displaced Iraqis in Mosul and Dahuk governorate on Friday.

The items were delivered to 2,000 displaced Iraqi families living in poor conditions, head of Dahuk office at Barzani Charitable Society Waheed Saleem told KUNA.

He hailed Kuwait's continuous aid that saved the lives of many displaced Iraqi children facing lack of food.
The aid is part of the "Kuwait beside you" campaign, provided by Kuwait's Al-Najat Charity.

22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13002

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Tekeda Alemu (Ethiopia):

The members of the Security Council expressed concern over the potentially destabilizing impact of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s plans to unilaterally hold a referendum next week.

22 Sep 2017 description

21 September 2017

The battle for Mosul has taken a staggering toll on the people of Iraq’s second largest city, particularly on those who recently escaped from inside western Mosul, where extremely intense fighting inflicted high number of casualties and deprived the population of access to assistance for several months. Health needs are shifting from war injuries to medical cases and long-term rehabilitation care.

West Mosul

22 Sep 2017 description

When the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) arrived in Al-Udheim in early 2014, the town experienced large-scale displacement as people fled north to safety in Kirkuk Governorate and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

22 Sep 2017 description

Erbil – As the displacement of more than 3.2 million people continues in Iraq, the UN Migration Agency is improving the housing conditions of vulnerable displaced persons living outside camps such as in critical shelter arrangements.

22 Sep 2017 description
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Baghdad, Iraq – 21 September 2017 - International Day of Peace in Baghdad was a time to remember the sacrifices made in the fight to defeat the terrorist Daesh and an occasion to hope and believe in peace, through music and poetry, symbolizing the love for life and a better future.

22 Sep 2017 description
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The members of the Security Council expressed concern over the potentially destabilizing impact of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s plans to unilaterally hold a referendum next week.

Council members note that the planned referendum is scheduled to be held while counter-ISIL (Da’esh) operations – in which Kurdish forces have played a critical role – are ongoing, and could detract from efforts to ensure the safe, voluntary return of over three million refugees and internally displaced persons.

22 Sep 2017 description

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 21, 2017

Ministers of Canada, Denmark, Egypt, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States met September 18 to discuss Syria and related issues. They agreed on the following points, which will guide their united efforts:

22 Sep 2017 description

Fact Sheet

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 21, 2017

22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12998
21 SEPTEMBER 2017
SECURITY COUNCIL
8052ND MEETING (AM)

Under Resolution 2379 (2017), Adopted Unanimously, Special Adviser Would Head Entity

The Security Council today asked the Secretary-General to establish an independent investigative team to support domestic efforts to hold Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) accountable for its actions in Iraq.

21 Sep 2017 description

Situation overview:

Military operations to retake Hawiga and east Shirqat from under control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) began on 21 September. Security forces retook several villages in quick succession, displacing remaining residents. It is not yet clear whether operations will be limited to the east Shirqat area only, or if it will continue into Hawiga district.

Expected humanitarian impact:

21 Sep 2017 description

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAID

Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced nearly $264 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Iraq. The United States Government has now provided nearly $1.7 billion in humanitarian assistance for the Iraq crisis since Fiscal Year 2014.

21 Sep 2017 description

El informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos

21 Sep 2017 description

More than 60 percent of displaced people use digital tools like Facebook, camera phones and messaging apps to actively monitor the status of their properties

By Chris Arsenault

TORONTO, Sept 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In camps across northern Iraq, people forced from their homes by Islamic State militants are using their phones to track what is happening to their properties, according to researchers who say returning home is crucial for building a safe future in the war-torn nation.