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The Institute for International Law and Human Rights (IILHR) most recent report "Iraq’s Minorities and Other Vulnerable Groups: Legal Framework, Documentation and Human Rights". This report provides a comprehensive look at the de jure and de facto situation of 16 Iraqi minority components and other vulnerable populations to support the assessment of asylum claims within countries to which Iraqi refugees apply for protection, and to complement other resources documenting the situation of Iraq’s vulnerable populations. You can download the document in Arabic or English at www.iilhr.org.
The national NGOs Al Rafidain and SYO (South Youth Organization) concluded on Tuesday 12/5/2013 a training of trainers workshop centered on assessing humanitarian needs and good governance. The training was conducted in the city of Samawa with funding by UNDP under the title “partnership for development”. The trainees will be conducting various activities over the coming year in the governorates of Basra, Thi Qar, Maysan and Al Muthana with the aim of promoting good governance and assessing humanitarian needs in cooperation with local councils and relevant actors in those governorates.
17 May 2013 - The Iraqi collegiate forum organized a consultative meeting in Sydney that included Iraqi activists in Australia. The purpose was to discuss methods to support cooperation and coordination between Iraqi NGOs and CSOs in the fields of culture, media, academics and social issues in order to improve unity and cohesion amongst the Iraqi community in Australia. Additionally, the meeting focused on giving more exposure on the activities organized by the Iraqi community and involving the Australian population in these activities in order to add to the rich cultural diversity in Australia. Read more…
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