March 8th marks a special day in the history of refugee reproductive health services. It is on this day in Kurdistan Region in Iraq (Dahuk, Domiz) that the first personal reproductive health booklet makes its debut. The booklets purpose is to remedy the needs of the Syrian refugee women.  In honor of this proud accomplishment, due to the efforts of the Ministry of Health along with the strong support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) ceremony took place in Dahuk-Domiz camp to launch this innovative booklet.

Duhok, 3 March 2014, In another major initiative to respond to the Syrian refugees' crisis in Iraq and to help provide decent learning opportunities for the thousands of young people in the camps, UNESCO and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) held today a ceremony to announce the official opening of the Derek Secondary School, the first secondary school for Syrian refugees in Domiz Camp in Duhok.

A Syrian boy and girl on Iraq territory after crossing a river border crossing into northern Iraq.

BAGHDAD, Iraq, January 14 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday that it has been able to deliver aid over the past week to some of the estimated 70,000 people displaced by fighting and insecurity in central Iraq's Anbar province.

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I stand here humbled by what I have seen in this Kawrgosik refugee camp. I am particularly saddened to see so many young children and women and vulnerable groups of people who suffer from this man-made tragedy.

Faced with the prospect of a worsening situation inside Syria and continuing outflows of refugees in 2014 UN agencies on Monday appealed to donors for US$6.5 billion in funds – the biggest amount so far requested for a single humanitarian emergency.

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