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24 Sep 2017 description

Military operations to retake Hawija district and surrounding areas, which began on 21 September, have to date displaced more than 2,400 individuals from Hawija, Kirkuk governorate and Shirqat, Salah al-Din governorate. The majority displaced to Ninewa governorate, including 1,700 individuals bussed by Iraqi authorities to IOM’s Haj Ali emergency site 60 km south of Mosul.

Most of these recently displaced people arrived to a secure area after fleeing their towns and villages, many walking five to 10 hours through desert lands, leaving them dehydrated and exhausted.

24 Sep 2017 description
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Baghdad, Iraq, 23 September 2017 - Senior media professionals in Iraq adopted the “Code of the National Media on Peaceful Coexistence” at a conference in Baghdad with a view to support the process of national reconciliation in the post-Daesh phase.

24 Sep 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/11952

Assemblée générale Plénière
Soixante-douzième session, 19e à 22e séances plénières, Matin, après-midi & soir,

Le Ministre des affaires étrangères de la République populaire démocratique de Corée affirme que son programme nucléaire est purement dissuasif

Moyen-Orient, Soudan du Sud, Yémen, Myanmar et essor du terrorisme: face à la multiplication des conflits et des défis sur la scène internationale, de nombreux États Membres ont appelé aujourd’hui à une réforme urgente de l’Organisation des Nations Unies.

24 Sep 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11952

General Assembly Plenary
Seventy-second Session, 19th to 22nd Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Small Island States Concerned about Access to Financial Markets, Illegal Fishing

Security, human rights and international law took centre stage at the General Assembly today, with States diverging over how best to preserve their stability in the face of existential threats, as the 193-member body entered the fifth day of its annual high-level debate.

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
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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
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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.