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15 May 2013
Oxfam 30 April 2013 - The human cost of Syria’s conflict has risen beyond all expectations. There are already more than 1.3 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. Inside Syria itself, 6.8 million people struggle in urgent need of assistance. This briefing describes how, as the numbers grow, the money to help some of those refugees and displaced people is running out. UN appeals have received only half of the funding they sought – to help far fewer people than they now need to assist. And Oxfam’s humanitarian program is struggling with insufficient funds to help as much as it needs to, despite the generosity of its supporters and the public. The world has failed to find common purpose to…
14 May 2013
The International Committee of the Red cross (ICRC) in Iraq released a report on its activities in Iraq during 2012. The report titled "Iraq: 2012 Fact and Figures" in available in English only.
05 May 2013
"IDMC's 2012 Global Overview of people internally displaced due to conflict found that 28.8 million people were internally displaced people (IDPs) worldwide in 2012, a record-high figure that includes a five-fold increase in the number of IDPs in Syria. Over 6.5 million people were newly displaced inside their home countries in 2012, almost twice as many as the year before. Colombia, Syria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo top the list of countries with the largest populations of IDPs." Download the full report in English Download the global overview press release in English, French and Spanish Download the global overview map in English, French and Spanish Download the global overview infographic in English, French and Spanish
30 Apr 2013
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Iraq issued on 29 April 2013 a new report on mnetal health in Iraq and announced it through a press release. "MSF’s new report Healing Iraqis: The Challenges of Providing Mental Health Care in Iraq , records examples of the impact constant day to day violence have had on many Iraqi men, women and children, and describes the development, together with the Ministry of Health, of a programme to provide counselling care. The international organisation says there is an urgent need to scale up mental health care services in the country. MSF calls on the Iraqi Ministry of Health, and those who support them, to improve the quality and access to mental health services by…
Between 23 - 25 April 2013, and in cooperation with the Babel Provincial Council, Akad Cultural Center implemented a workshop focusing on gender issues in the Al Rafidain Information Center in the Governorate of Babel. The workshop agenda contained the concepts about gender, the importance of the gender as new knowledge in practice, the gaps in gender issues across Iraq, and a discussion of the polices related to its application in directions and government Institutions.
With the aim of strengthening the position of women in society, the Iraqi Institute (through its project “Women for equitable legislation”) is conducting a legal reform process that is open and includes participation of parliamentarians, state ministries, NGOs and members of provincial councils. The purpose of this initiative is to promote and facilitate the enactment of stronger and more effective laws to protect and strengthen the rights of women as enshrined in the Constitution and which fall within the parameters of International human rights. Report is available in Arabic only.