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18 Aug 2016 description
A new UN report details the testimony of Yezidi survivors of ISIL atrocities in Iraq since August 2014, and states that these violations and abuses may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
04 Apr 2016 description
The UN is deeply worried that people's ability to return safely is impeded by widespread contamination of improvised explosive devices (IED) in many newly liberated towns and villages.
19 Jan 2016 description
At least 18,802 civilians were killed and another 36,245 wounded between 1 January 2014 and 31 October 2015. Another 3.2 million people have become internally displaced since January 2014.
04 Jun 2015 description
Vital aid operations supporting millions of people affected by the conflict in Iraq risk closure unless funds are made available immediately, Lise Grande, the UNHC, said today.
18 May 2015 description
The UN is launching a humanitarian appeal on 4 June, which includes highly prioritized programs to meet the most urgent needs of vulnerable people in Iraq, including those displaced from Ramadi.
08 Mar 2015 description
Although all of Iraqi society is affected by the ongoing conflict, women and girls remain particularly vulnerable to abuses and are often the first targets of attacks.
23 Feb 2015 description
A UN report released Monday documents widespread human rights violations of an increasingly sectarian nature in Iraq, as well as a deterioration of the rule of law in large parts of the country.
01 Jan 2015 description
According to UN casualty figures, a total of 1,101 Iraqis were killed and another 1,868 were wounded in acts of terrorism and violence in December.
26 Nov 2014 description
At the launch of the ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence’, Nickolay Mladenov highlighted the plight of hundreds of women and girls abducted by terrorist groups.
02 Oct 2014 description
Report lists a litany of serious violations of international humanitarian law and gross abuses of human rights that have been perpetrated by ISIL and associated armed groups, “with an apparent systematic and widespread character”.
01 Oct 2014 description
UN reported casualties, but cautioned that it doesn't include people killed in the ongoing operation in Anbar, or those who died from the heat or hunger after being forced to flee violence.
23 Aug 2014 description
Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq alarmed by reports regarding the inhuman conditions of the inhabitants of the northern town
13 Aug 2014 description
Declaring the highest level of humanitarian crisis would help trigger more resources and expedite administrative procedures for the response, said the UN Special Representative for Iraq.
18 Jul 2014 description
Report details the “untold hardship and suffering” that has been imposed upon the civilian population, “with large-scale killings, injuries and destruction and damage of livelihoods and property.”
11 Jun 2014 description
Abrupt deterioration in security situation as result of the Ninewa crisis displaces about 500,000 people and the number is expected to rise significantly in the coming days.
02 Jun 2014 description
The donor community was briefed on UN assistance to those affected by the conflict in Anbar. Resources are rapidly diminishing as the Strategic Response Plan is just 10 per cent funded.
22 May 2014 description
Many health professionals are not reporting to duty, fearing for their safety. In recent days the hospital has reportedly been suffering from rounds of rocket and bomb attacks.
12 May 2014 description
Continued fighting, including shelling, often hampered the delivery of badly needed emergency aid, said the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq.
08 May 2014 description
Recent flooding, as well as overcrowding, poor conditions of health facilities and poor hygiene and sanitation have created an unsafe environment for the population.