On 18 May 2017, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), JICA Alumni Association-Iraq (JAAI), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) hosted a joint seminar to discuss the role of urban planning in the post-conflict reconciliation, reconstruction and development of Mosul.

Iraq, 16 May 2017 - It was hard enough coping with flight from conflict-hit areas during the winter months. Now, for the hundreds of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Mosul, summer heat is the new challenge. Having survived ISIL, most families are now bracing themselves to battle their second most dangerous enemy – the sizzling sun and the sweltering temperatures that come with it.

Erbil, Iraq, 9 May 2017 - UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened a new camp, Hasansham U2, to house thousands of newly-displaced Iraqis who continue to flee the military offensive in western Mosul. The first busloads with packed with around 150 people began arriving at the camp earlier today.

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