Wednesday, 20 July 2016 15:07


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Over 14,000 Iraqis have been displaced from their homes and registered in camps following a renewed offensive by the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) against ISIL south-east of Mosul since late March this year. Mosul, the second biggest city in Iraq, has been under ISIL control for nearly two years, since June 10, 2014.

Baghdad, 22 August 2015 - The Acting Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (DSRSG), Mr. Gyorgy Busztin, expressed his outrage at the news that ISIL had executed three women parliamentary candidates in Mosul City.

New York,21 July 2014 - The members of the Security Council express their deep concern over reports of threats against religious and ethnic minorities in Mosul and other parts of Iraq controlled by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including the recent ultimatum to Christians to either leave the city, stay and pay a tribute, convert to Islam, or face imminent execution.

New York, 20 July 2014- The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the systematic persecution of minority populations in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) and associated armed groups. He is particularly disturbed by reports of threats against Christians in Mosul and other IS-controlled parts of Iraq, including an ultimatum to either convert, pay a tax, leave, or face imminent execution. 

Baghdad, 20 July 2014 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, strongly condemns the persecution of minority religious communities, including Christians, Shia, Shabak, Turkmen or Yazidis in Mosul and the Ninewa province, following disturbing reports that members of these communities have come under direct attack and persecution by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and associated armed groups.

Sunday, 06 July 2014 12:09

Khazir Camp

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As violence escalates in Mosul and neighbouring cities in northern Iraq, thousands of people are fleeing their homes in search of safety.  Esmat Ahmed, an Iraqi man in his late twenties, left his house and belongings in Hay El Baker village in Mosul last month. He braved the scorching heat and closed-off roads to walk to the neighbouring town of Qasrok, located in the Kurdistan region of Iraq where he now shares a small rented apartment with 14 other family members.

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15 June 2014, ERBIL, IRAQ – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching an initial emergency operation to provide food assistance to 43,500 of the most vulnerable people displaced by conflict this week in Iraq.

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