13 Nov 2018

InterAction Report On Iraq Released

Tuesday, 13 November 2018
InterAction Report On Iraq Released:  Interaction's Protection Mission in August 2018 examined field and system level protection concerns specific to Iraq from a perspective of the IASC Protection Policy  and is consistent with results-based approaches to protection.  It discusses three main protection concerns of the humanitarian community:  The widespread stigmatization perpetrated against individuals and families with real or perceived affiliation with extremist groups (and how collective advocacy could assist populations realize their human rights); The likelihood of a large permanently displaced population (and how actioning out sustainable living options for the displaced would help people start to rebuild their lives); and Serious social tensions that could lead to renewed violence (and how a coordinated approach to social cohesion programming and related policy could…
Erbil, 10th October 2018 - The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) is deeply saddened by the death of a deminer working for the international Mines Advisory Group (MAG) while undertaking humanitarian clearance operations in Tel Afar district, northwestern Iraq. NCCI’s Executive Director, Aaron Moore said “On behalf of the NGO community in Iraq, I extend my condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, and to his colleagues at MAG. Every day humanitarian mine-action organizations play a critical role in clearing areas for people to return, and enabling aid to reach those in need. The NGO community has lost a brave member who endured the ultimate sacrifice while serving others.” The victim worked for MAG, an international NGO,…
04 Jun 2018
Brief: On September 15th, 2018 (World Cleanup Day), CDO (Civil Development Organization) works as Iraq’s focal point of “Let’s Do It! World” foundation to organize an enormous civic movement to clean wasted areas in each province. Therefore, we invite any foundation, organization, group or individual whom have environmental conservations, community cleaning youth empowerment, or any kind of civic engagement activities, and would be interested in partnership; please contact us in order to participate in this remarkable action. Detail: The idea to clean up the whole world in one day is an ambitious goal that, as we believe in Let’s Do It! World, can only be achieved by cooperating at a comprehensive level. Let’s Do It! World is a global civic…
BRUSSELS, 2 November, 2016 - Children fleeing Mosul are arriving at camps petrified, struggling to express themselves, and in some cases too terrified to speak, say World Vision staff based just outside of the city. Two years living under ISIL occupation and facing a litany of dangers while fleeing, such as landmines, snipers and fighters, has taken a toll on children’s physical and mental health. Aaron Moore, World Vision’s Programs Manager in northern Iraq says: “We are working with children who have arrived from Mosul in the last few days that are showing the crushing impact of being trapped in a city that was taken over two years ago. “Many children have been stuck in their homes while bombings, sniper…
03 Nov 2016
Now that Iraqi forces have just breached into the city of Mosul, the Norwegian Refugee Council warns that this will decide not only the fate of 1.2 million Iraqis, but of the entire country. “In the last weeks since the final Mosul operation started, we’ve seen thousands forced to flee their homes, families separated, many civilians injured and others killed by snipers or by explosive devices,” said NRC’s Country Director in Iraq, Wolfgang Gressmann. “We are now bracing ourselves for the worst. The lives of 1.2 million civilians are in grave danger, and the future of all of Iraq is now in the balance. “People in and around Mosul have lived for almost two and a half years in a…
Danish Refugee Council's Emergency Director has just been to Iraq and talked to some of the first people that have managed to flee the areas around Mosul. So far around 10,000 persons have reached safety after the offensive against the city of Mosul began nearly two weeks ago. DRC's Emergency Director, Rasmus Stuhr Jakobsen, has just spend a week in Iraq and met some of the families: "It's absolutely terrible stories they tell me. The families have not had the opportunity to work unless they worked for the Islamic State, and most refused to do so. So they have had to survive in every possible way imaginable. They have lived on their savings, borrowed money from family and friends -…
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