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The Yazidi are an ancient religious group living mostly in northern Iraq. In June 2014, militants swept into their towns and villages -- kidnapping, raping and killing. Many Yazidis fled to Mt.

WHO-WFP :Eight purpose-built mobile medical clinics arrive in Erbil. A gift from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Iraqi people

Since the upsurge in violence in June, WFP has provided food assistance to more than 1 million Iraqis.

WFP has established a number of field kitchens with its local partners in Dahuk Governorate since the August wave of displacement. However, the area remains a grave concern.

As conflict rages in Iraq and in neighbouring Syria, tens of thousands of displaced people have sought refuge in Duhok Province. UNFPA is working around the clock to meet the needs of both Syrian refugees and internally displaced Iraqis in the area.

On World Humanitarian Day, the UN Iraq Renews its Commitment to Relieve the Plight of the Displaced

Baghdad, 19 August 2014 – “Today, 19 August, as we remember our fallen colleagues who perished in an attack on the UN Headquarters in Baghdad 11 years ago, we must also pay tribute to the countless national and international humanitarian workers in Iraq who continue to face danger and adversity to bring lifesaving assistance to those in need, and remember their sacrifices”, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov said.

An estimated 1.2 million Iraqis have been forced to flee their homes, as a result of violence that has gripped the country since the beginning of the year.
At the beginning of July, the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced a US$500 million donation to support the UN and its humanitarian partners respond to the crisis.

The Secretary General press briefing with the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki

Iraqis have cast their ballots for the Council of Representatives, or legislature, in what will be the country's third national election under the 2005 Constitution. On the same day, voters in the Kurdistan Region have also voted for their Governorate Council representatives. UNAMI

Posted at: April 30, 2014 3:44 pm

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