Baghdad, 28 June 2014 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, expresses his grave concern at the increasingly sectarian dimension of the fighting in Iraq and continued reports that the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIL) and other armed opposition groups are persecuting members of Iraq’s religious and ethnic communities, including the Shia Muslims, Shabaks, Yezidis, Christians and Turkmen.

ERBIL, Iraq – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin on Wednesday ended a two-day visit to Iraq, after meeting families who have fled from the violence in Mosul and holding high-level talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government and other officials.

Under the slogan “No to Sectarianism…Yes to Iraq’s Unity”, the Iraqi Women Journalists’ Forum (IWMF) launched its anti-sectarianism campaign during its 19th media salon session on 22 June 2014.

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Baghdad, 22 June 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the World Health Organization (WHO) strongly condemn the attacks on health facilities in Iraq and express concern about their serious implications on medical personnel, patients and health infrastructure.

20 June 2014 - I am deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation for hundreds of thousands of women, children and men in Iraq who have been forced from their homes by the recent upsurge in violent conflict.

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