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  • The local volunteers saving the lives of Iraqi protesters

    The local volunteers saving the lives of Iraqi protesters

    During the week-long unrest and the ensuing crackdown that gripped Iraq’s capital and parts of the south earlier this month, at least 110 people were killed and 6,000 injured. But not everyone who needed treatment could get to a hospital.As Iraqis…
    - 17 Oct 19, 3:50am -
  • Iraq’s Kirkuk: Oil deals, ethnic divides, and Kurdish grievances

    Iraq’s Kirkuk: Oil deals, ethnic divides, and Kurdish grievances

    Oil-rich Kirkuk in northern Iraq is a province everyone wants. That’s apparent in the passionate language Kurdish commanders use when talking about winning it back.“We will never accept Kurdistan without Kirkuk. We fought a lot for it in the pas…
    - 26 Sep 19, 10:09am -
  • In Iraqi Kurdistan, reality bites as independence dream fades

    In Iraqi Kurdistan, reality bites as independence dream fades

    Two years ago, Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted ‘yes’ in a landmark independence referendum. But the bid was carried out against the wishes of Iraq’s central government, neighbouring countries, and most of the international community.Instead o…
    - 26 Sep 19, 10:03am -
  • In Iraq, water woes and corruption gripes signal trouble in key city

    In Iraq, water woes and corruption gripes signal trouble in key city

    Last summer, Iraq’s oil-rich southern city of Basra was rocked by violent protests over a number of grievances, including unemployment and the lack of safe drinking water – anger and unrest that came as hospitals treated some 118,000 people for w…
    - 9 Sep 19, 7:04am -
  • Iraq’s Yazidi survivors fight to start over

    Iraq’s Yazidi survivors fight to start over

    More than half of the thousands of Yazidis kidnapped by so-called Islamic State have now returned to northern Iraq, often from years in forced sexual slavery. But going home often means confronting social stigma and trying to rebuild their broken liv…
    - 2 Sep 19, 10:32am -
  • Uptick in suicides signals deepening mental health crisis for Iraq’s Yazidis

    Uptick in suicides signals deepening mental health crisis for Iraq’s Yazidis

    Nearly five years since the so-called Islamic State came to Iraq’s Sinjar, killing and abducting thousands and forcing tens of thousands more into flight, many Yazidis are struggling to deal with the psychological aftermath of what a UN commission…
    - 29 Jul 19, 6:02am -
  • Briefing: For many Iraqis, post-war life remains a struggle

    Briefing: For many Iraqis, post-war life remains a struggle

    At a glance: Iraq’s stalled recovery1.6 million Iraqis remain displaced across the country; around one fifth are from the district of MosulThe pace of returns slowed in 2018, and most displaced people do not intend to go home anytime soonBarri…
    - 22 Jul 19, 10:53am -
  • Aid access and aid worker safety: Delivering help in a war zone

    Aid access and aid worker safety: Delivering help in a war zone

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, violent clashes are continuing to hamper efforts to contain the most recent Ebola outbreak. Operations were suspended again after two Ebola health workers were killed last week – the latest in a string of attack…
    - 19 Jul 19, 7:08am -
  • Mental health - the lasting scars of crisis

    Mental health - the lasting scars of crisis

    Mental scars from conflict and crises may linger for years, holding back the recovery of individuals and whole communities.The World Health Organisation estimates that about one in five of those who lived in conflict-affected areas developed depress…
    - 12 Jul 19, 10:05am -
  • Crop fires hit newly returned Iraqis hard
    On one side of the road that runs between the northern Iraqi cities of Tal Afar and Sinjar, a combine harvester whirrs through a glowing field of wheat. On the other side, a group of men crouch dejectedly beside a battered pick-up truck, watching a v…
    - 8 Jul 19, 5:43am -

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