On 3 August 2016, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Iraq organized a national workshop in Baghdad, Iraq, with over 25 participants from the Iraqi Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Housing, Construction, Municipalities and Public Works, Ammanat Baghdad and Shoura Council under the programme implemented by UN-Habitat with generous funding from the United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration titled “National Programme for Rehabilitation and Regularization of Informal Settlements/IDPs Areas in Iraq.”

LONDON/ERBIL, 2 August 2016 – UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor travelled to northern Iraq last week to see how the conflicts sweeping across Iraq and Syria are devastating children’s lives. Tens of thousands of children have been killed, injured, separated from their parents, forced to work, tortured and recruited into fighting.

Baghdad/Iraq, 31 July 2016 - The European Commission (EU) has made a €7 million contribution to UNICEF in Iraq to support humanitarian aid initiatives for tens of thousands of families displaced by violence.

Baghdad, 05 July 2016 - An attack occurred at Al Salam camp (also known as Al-Takia camp) for displaced families, south of Baghdad in the early evening of 5 July, around two hours before families marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Thousands more people continue to flee their homes as a military offensive to retake the eastern bank of the Tigris from extremist groups continues. The influx started in late March and new arrivals are overcrowding shelter facilities for newly displaced families in Debaga, Makhmur district, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I).

Baghdad,1 July 2016 - As a symbol of national reconciliation, the return of displaced Iraqis is a process of utmost importance to UNHCR. However, it requires conducive conditions on the ground. This is why UNHCR insists that the return process has to be carefully planned and carried out on the basis of the international humanitarian principles of voluntary, non-discriminatory, safe and sustainable returns.

28 June 2016, Iraq - The IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has identified and confirmed the location of 3,317,394 displaced Iraqis across the country from 1 January 2014 to 8 June 2016.

Baghdad 27 June 2016: A UNHCR quick impact project to help an Iraqi farming community which had been been displaced by violence in Anbar Governorate to get back on their feet has been officially completed.

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