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Media assets: “Iraqi children deserve love, not violence”

14 February 2019, Baghdad –Today we celebrate what it means to love and be loved. And no one deserves to be shown that they are loved more than a child. Showing a child love means cherishing them and protecting them from violence.

12 February 2019 Erbil – Five years after the start of the ISIL crisis in Iraq, more than 1.8 million people remain displaced. While most internally displaced persons (IDPs) living outside of camps initially saw their living conditions improve in the years immediate after displacement, now many live in a state of limbo – often working in the informal labour sector, still crowding extended families into small living spaces and relying on funds from family members or government pensions.

Baghdad, 12 February 2019: Winter conditions in Iraq are harsh, especially for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in tents in the mountainous areas of the Kurdistan Region, where temperatures drop below freezing level. Throughout the winter season, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is aiming to reach 154,950 refugee and IDP families in camps and urban areas, to provide them both with in kind and cash support.

Baghdad, 10 February 2019 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes the contribution of SEK 75 million (approximately USD 8.3 million) from the Government of Sweden on mitigating the threat from explosive hazards in support of enhanced provision, facilitation and enablement of humanitarian and stabilization support.

6th February 2019, Washington D.C., United States – UNITAD Special Adviser and Head of the Investigative Team Karim A. A. Khan QC addressed the opening session of the ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS (ISIL/Da’esh) in Washington D.C.

Najaf, 6 February 2019 – The Special Representative for Iraq of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, was received today in Najaf by His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani.

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Hadiya was mutilated at the age of five: “I was so scared that day; my mother took me to a room where I was cut. I bled so much and cried all night long. I still have pains to date, 20 years later”.

Baghdad, Iraq, 3rd February 2019 – The Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, His Beatitude Cardinal Mar Louis Raphael I Sako received a delegation from the United Nations Investigative Team for the Accountability of Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD) on Thursday, led by the Special Adviser and Head of the Investigative Team Karim A. A. Khan QC.

Baghdad, 01 February 2019 – Responding to a request by the Iraqi Ministry of Health and Environment, the World Health Organization (WHO) organized a mission of international experts to visit Iraq and conduct field visits, meetings and a joint workshop on Food Safety and Quality Assurance between 27 – 31 January 2019.

31st January 2019, Baghdad, Iraq - His Eminence Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Hasan Al-Taha, Chairman of the Iraqi Jurisprudence Council, yesterday received a delegation from the United Nations Investigative Team for the Accountability of Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD) at the Abu Hanifa Mosque, led by Special Adviser and Head of the Investigative Team Karim A. A. Khan QC.

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