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Baghdad, 13 December 2016 - UNAMI Human Right Office (HRO) held a day long training for journalists, civil society organisations, and human rights activists on protection of civilians during armed conflict. 

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2 November 2016:
Excellency, Speaker of the Council of Representatives
Member of the Iraqi Parliament
Representatives of Civil Society
Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen

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New York, 22 November 2016 – Thursday, 17 November 2016, presented an uncomely anniversary for the inhabitants of Mosul, the second largest Iraqi city, located about 400 kilometres north of Baghdad. It was one month since the Battle of Mosul began, with Iraqi government forces under Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi seeking to recapture the city from ISIL, also known as Da’esh. The extremist group has held control over the city for more than two years now, subjecting civilians there to despicable atrocities and untold suffering.

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Baghdad, 15 November 2016 — A UNICEF-led multi-agency humanitarian convoy was on Sunday the first to enter the Iraqi city of Mosul together with WFP and UNFPA.

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Erbil, 13 November 2016 – The UNAMI Human Rights Office (HRO) conducted a training course for youth leaders in Ninewa on Community Reconciliation and Social Cohesion on 11 and 12 November 2016, enabling 35 course participants to be acquainted with accountability and reconciliation principles, both on the theoretical and practical levels.

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Mr President,
I have the honour to present the first report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 7 of resolution 2299 (2016), as well as the twelfth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 4 of resolution 2107 (2013) on the issue of missing Kuwaiti and third-country nationals and property.

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Erbil, 5 November 2016- Under the auspices of the Provincial Council of Ninewa, UNAMI Human Rights Office (HRO) inaugurated a training course for civil society network in Ninewa on Community Reconciliation and Social Cohesion for representatives of civil society actors from Ninewa Governorate. The training course organized on 5 and 6 November 2016 will allow the 30 course participants to be acquainted with accountability and reconciliation principles, both on the theoretical and practical levels.

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Iraq, 4 November 2016 - The IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) today (04/11) recorded a total of 22,224 individuals displaced by fighting in the Mosul region that began on October 17.

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As conflict in and around Mosul, Iraq continues, recent reports of ISIL abducting, executing, and using civilians as human shields is a sobering reminder of the dangers that threaten civilians caught in conflict.

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  • Agency UN OCHA

In light of increasing risks of disease epidemics and life-threatening health conditions among displaced populations from Mosul, WHO has established 82 Rapid Response Teams to provide left-saving health services and respond to public health threats.

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  • Agency WHO
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