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145,355 Arrivals by sea in 2017

363,401 Arrivals in 2017

2,776 Dead / Missing

17 Oct 2017 description
report Theirworld

Billy Briggs, Education in emergencies writer

Thousands of children displaced from the liberated town of Hawija need urgent psychological support and safe places to learn.

Thousands of schoolchildren in Iraq remain displaced from Hawija following the defeat of Islamic State in one of its strongholds.

Many could soon return to the liberated town after the Iraqi military said operations to regain control had ended.

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Kurdish vesion

We have been asked this morning about the situation in and around Kirkuk. And I can tell you that of course the Secretary General is following very closely developments in Kirkuk Governorate. He appeals to the federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to take coordinated steps to prevent and avoid further clashes, escalation, or breakdown of law and order. He calls on the parties to jointly manage the situation and resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue in a manner that is consistent with the Constitution of Iraq.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

16 Oct 2017 description

The Hawijah military offensive launched by Iraqi forces to oust the Islamic State group from its last major urban stronghold has forcibly displaced nearly 14,000 people to towns in neighboring districts of Kirkuk governorate. They are arriving in vulnerable condition and in urgent need of care, according to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

IRBIL / KIRKUK, IRAQ — As Iraqi forces advance in Kirkuk from the south and west, families are fleeing after gunfire and bombs blasted through the city.

Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) moved into Kirkuk in the early hours of Monday and continue to fight Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers in the contested oil city, in addition to occupying Kirkuk airport.

16 Oct 2017 description

Last June, 11-year-old Omar had his left leg amputated after being injured in a bomb attack in Mosul. Today, he receives rehabilitation care from Handicap International at the Muharibeen Hospital in Iraq.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Harikar

INTRODUCTION

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.

16 Oct 2017 description

Guerra y hambre

Las guerras disparan hambre.

Por primera vez en 20 años el hambre vuelve a aumentar. Detrás de esta ruptura en la tendencia positiva está la mano del hombre. Concretamente la mano que dispara armas y hambre en más de 40 países. Seis de cada 10 personas con hambre en el mundo viven en zonas de conflicto. Y la amplia mayoría de niños y niñas desnutridos (122 de 155 millones) lo están por la guerra.

16 Oct 2017 description

A failure to communicate

Communication is a fundamental component of effective humanitarian response. Yet humanitarian organisations and policy makers are responding to complex crises without adequate information on: - which languages affected populations speak;
- how well they understand the languages used by responders; and
- which formats and channels will be most effective for communicating complex information.

16 Oct 2017 description

The arrival of more than one million refugees and other migrants to Europe in 2015 prompted the UN high level summit on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants in September 2016. With many of those arriving in Europe originating from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, the Middle East – as a region of origin and transit – holds experiences critical to ensuring the successful adoption and implementation of both the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR).

15 Oct 2017 description
report iMMAP

OCT 08, 2017

Iraqi Military Forces

  • Were able to seize a stash of pile ordnance containing 1600 of 120mm mortar rounds inside a basement in one of the buildings in Faisaliya neighborhood in the eastern side of Mosul city.

  • Managed to kill five ISIS and arrest other three members while surrounding one of their dens in Hawiga district of Kirkuk and they seized IED belts and RPGs.

Uncategoriesed armed group

15 Oct 2017 description
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Baghdad, 15 October 2017 – Tribal representatives, religious leaders, academics, political party representatives and civil society representatives from Baghdad, Wasit and Salaheddin Provices met on Saturday in Baghdad in the second of a series of roundtable discussions under the theme ”National Settlement: Prospects and Challenges” aiming at creating an enabling environment for Iraqi national reconciliation.

15 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

BAGHDAD, 15 October, 2017 – Hundreds of thousands of children and their families in Iraq who have suffered the pain of brutal conflict and displacement will have regular access to lifesaving clean drinking water, and services that respond to gender based violence thanks to help from the U.S. government.