18 Jan 2018
ARTICLE - IRAQ From tents to the delivery room: Giving Syrian refugees in Iraq a safe place to give birth Midwife Abla Ali despaired as she crouched on the floor of the tent. The baby’s shoulder was stuck and the mother had been in labour for hours. Abla had no equipment or extra support, just her bare hands. She summoned all her strength and eventually pulled the small baby into the world. The year was 2013 and Abla had just arrived in Domiz Refugee Camp in northern Iraq. She fled Syria with her family when the fighting started in their city. A neighbour’s house was bombed and collapsed, killing everyone inside. Abla says they were lucky to be alive but…
18 Jan 2018
MEDIA RELEASE 10 January 2018 Reducing stigma is key to helping displaced people in Sulaymaniyah recover from trauma Eliminating stigma around mental health is crucial for helping internally displaced people in the Sulaymaniyah area to recover from the decades of violence they have witnessed, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today. “MSF started working in Sulaymaniyah in 2015 when a huge influx of people escaping violence in their towns and cities arrived in the area,” Carla Brooijmans, MSF’s Head of Mission in Iraq, said. “We identified mental health as a key need as many internally displaced people had witnessed very traumatic events and needed support. There was also a stigma attached to mental health, which meant many…
16 Jan 2018
Rehabilitation, Education and Community Health (REACH) is a non-governmental, non-profit and independent Iraqi organization, conducting its activities in Diyala, Kirkuk, Erbil, Duhok, Ninevah and Sulaimaniya governorates of Iraq. REACH provides humanitarian aid to IDPs, refugees and host communities, by assisting and supporting their efforts to make a difference in their lives and developing their capacity to respond to emergencies with the support of partner agencies. Please find the Monthly Progress Report for December, 2017 attached below.
The United Iraqi Medical Society for Relief and Development (UIMS) starts to establish 10 caravan schools in Ninawa province: Under the direct supervision of the Civilian Crisis Management Cell of the Iraqi Prime Minister's Office, and the Embassy of Kuwait in Iraq within (Kuwait by your side campaign), and in collaboration with Ministry of Education/ DoE of Ninawa. The United Iraqi Medical Society for Relief and Development (UIMS) starts to establish 10 caravan schools that distributed on the right and left sides for Mousel city in the province center of Ninawa in order to provide services for our students. Note: that the implementation period of the project is 45 days.
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.  Harikar believes in human rights, the right of every person to reach his potential without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, social segment and ethnicity. We strive to achieve the social justice especially among the marginalized vulnerable groups. It also works towards elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and promotes their capacity to fully participate in the community development.  In…
09 Jan 2018
The United Iraqi Medical Society for Relief and Development (UIMS) opens 30 Tamouz PHCC in Ninawa province: Under the direct supervision of the Civilian Crisis Management Cell of the Iraqi Prime Minister's Office, and the Embassy of Kuwait in Iraq within (Kuwait by your side campaign), and supporting with World Health organization (WHO), In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Environment/ Health Department of Ninawa. The center of 30 Tamouz was rehabilitated and operated on the right side of Al- Mosul city by (UIMS). The 30 Tamouz Health Center is considered as the first health center which provides primary health care to the people on the right side of Mosul city.