Iraq -IOM Iraq’s report “Iraqi Returnees from Syria Following the 2011 Syria Crisis” published this week, assesses the living conditions of Iraqis who fled to Syria to escape violence and persecution in Iraq and later, since 2011, returned to Iraq, seeking refuge from the civil conflict in Syria.

Erbil, 10 December – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the United Nations (UN) continue to make a concerted effort to track and monitor displacement throughout the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I).

Duhok, Iraq— The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), this week, inaugurated the first soccer pitch in the Domiz Camp for Syrian Refugees to enable the youth there exercise their favorite game.

Erbil, 28 April 2014; As part of its initiatives to guarantee young Syrian refugees their right to quality education, UNESCO Office for Iraq expanded its activities in the camps, launching a new series of training targeting teachers and parents in the two main camps of Darashkran and Kawargowsak in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.  

Erbil, 27 April 2014 - UNWomen today launched a report on gender based violence amongst Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  The study found increased levels of intimate partner violence; high levels of sexual harassment by employers and by taxi drivers; and significant numbers of reports of sexual commercial transactions inside and outside camps.  Almost all men reported feeling afraid for the safety of their wives and daughters. 

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