BAGHDAD, 18 December 2016 – The Federal Ministry of Health in coordination with the Kurdistan Region Ministry of Health and with the support of UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), today launched a 12-day campaign to immunize Iraq’s children against polio and measles.

BAGHDAD, 2 December 2016 – As the crisis in Iraq deepens, UNICEF continues to be at the frontlines to meet the urgent needs of the country’s most vulnerable girls and boys, with invaluable support from donors.

Baghdad, Iraq, 30 November, 2016 – Almost half of all the children in Mosul and their families have reportedly been cut off from access to clean water after a major water pipeline was destroyed amid the ongoing conflict.

ERBIL, 4 November 2016 – “An estimated 2,500 children and their families have arrived in the past 24 hours at camps south east of Mosul as Iraqi forces today for the first time entered the city streets and intensified their battle to retake Mosul.

BAGHDAD/NEW YORK, 3 November 2016 – Some 20,700 people have been displaced since the operation to retake Mosul started on 17 October. UNICEF estimates that 9,700 of them are children in urgent need of assistance.

Dahuk, 25 Oct 2016: WHO in collaboration with Dahok Directorate of Health (DOH), Sassari University, and Associazione Italiana Solidarietà tra I Popoli (AISPO) opened on 12 Oct 2016 the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Heevi Pediatric Hospital in Dahuk.

Bagdhad, Iraq – Today, on World Polio Day the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a weeklong nationwide campaign to immunize Iraq’s children against polio.

BAGHDAD, 17 October 2016 – More than half a million children and their families in Mosul will be at extreme risk in the coming weeks, UNICEF warned today as a military operation to retake the northern Iraqi city gets under way.

(Baghdad, 31 August 2016): The UN is deeply worried by reports that child recruitment is taking place in at least one displacement camp in Iraq and that boys are reportedly being transported to areas near the frontlines, possibly to join armed groups that will fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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