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Iraq Crisis Situation Report 2

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Situation Overview Right now, 1.2 million are currently displaced and 1.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Fighting between IS and Peshmerga forces in Sinjar and other districts in Ninewa Governorate since 3 August have led to primary and multiple population displacement across Northern Iraq and Kurdistan, affecting more than 200,000 people, most […]

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Iraq Crisis Situation Report 1

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Situation Overview Ninewa is a province that makes up a third of Iraq’s territory. On 5 June 2014, armed opposition groups seized Mosul City in Ninewa. Five days later, Tal Afar, another city in Ninewa, had also been taken by the armed opposition groups.  Electricity supply stopped in some districts in Mosul, which can affect […]

In Iraq, getting water to go uphill

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By Lindsay Mackenzie To reach a group of Iraqi families sheltering on an isolated plateau with no water supply, the UNICEF team takes a creative approach to water delivery. QASHAFAR, Iraq/ HONG KONG, 9 June 2015 – On a high plateau near the city of Dohuk, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, UNICEF’s Water, Sanitation […]

In Iraq, water brings relief

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By Chris Niles For a grandmother and her family displaced in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, new water and sanitation facilities have helped improve everyday life. ERBIL, Iraq/ HONG KONG, June 2015 – “It’s a very difficult situation,” says Hadija, sitting outside her tent with her three grandchildren. © UNICEF Iraq/2015/Anmar Hadija sits with her […]

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Among Iraq’s displaced, creating safe spaces for children

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By Lindsay Mackenzie For Iraqi children displaced from their homes and living in temporary shelters, a UNICEF-supported programme provides a place for them to be children again. ERBIL, Iraq/ HONG KONG, 11 May 2015 – A broom sweeps across concrete. Low chatter. Dishes scrubbed with a rough wire brush. An errant soccer ball bounds off […]