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  • Video: Iraqi Officials Hide Potential War Crime Evidence
    An incident on March 29, 2018, in which government workers removed about 80 bodies from a damaged house, raised suspicions of a cover-up of killings of possible Islamic State (also known as ISIS) suspects. Human Rights Watch observed the episode. Day…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq: Displacement, Detention of Suspected “ISIS Families”

    Iraq: Displacement, Detention of Suspected “ISIS Families”

    (Erbil) – Iraqi forces have forcibly displaced at least 125 families said to have familial ties to affiliates of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Human Rights Watch said today.Sunni tribal groups (known as the Hashad al-Asha'ri), within th…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Chilcot Report: We Need to See Senior Figures Held Criminally Responsible for Iraq War Crimes

    Chilcot Report: We Need to See Senior Figures Held Criminally Responsible for Iraq War Crimes

    Sir John Chilcot's report on lessons to be learned from the 2003 invasion of Iraq has taken seven years to produce. David Cameron has said it should not be about "punishing" British soldiers, but holding senior people to account. However, 13 years of…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Sarah Leah Whitson
    Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division, oversees the work of the division in 19 countries, with staff located in 10 countries. She has led dozens of advocacy and investigative missions thr…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq Authorities Acknowledge Horrific Prison Overcrowding

    Iraq Authorities Acknowledge Horrific Prison Overcrowding

    Expand Women’s cell at Tal Kayf prison, taken in April 2019 and shared confidentially with Human Rights Watch, shows extreme overcrowding at the prison. © 20…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The Government Needs to Solve Basra’s Water Problems

    The Government Needs to Solve Basra’s Water Problems

    Expand Drone footage taken by the Norwegian Refugee Council in Basra city in October 2018. © 2018 Norwegian Refugee Council Basra holds more of Iraq…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Video: Water Crisis in Basra
    Iraqi authorities have failed to ensure for almost 30 years that Basra residents have sufficient safe drinking water, resulting in on-going health concerns, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The situation culminated in an acute w…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq: Water Crisis in Basra

    Iraq: Water Crisis in Basra

    July 22, 2019Video Video: Water Crisis in Basra Iraqi authorities have failed to ensure for almost 30 years that Basra residents have s…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Basra is Thirsty

    Basra is Thirsty

     SummaryFor almost 30 years, including during the period of occupation by the US- and UK-led Coalition Provisional Authority, Iraqi authorities have failed to properly manage and regulate Iraq’s water resources, depriving the people in Iraq’s…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq: Preparations to Confine Families in Camp

    Iraq: Preparations to Confine Families in Camp

    Expand The beginnings of a gate erected in Jadah 5 camp intended to enclose a section of the camp to prevent free movement.  © 2019 Belkis Wille/Human Rights…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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  • 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…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Jul 19, 6:02am -
  • Deadly days in Idlib and on the Mediterranean, and a decade of Boko Haram: The Cheat Sheet

    Deadly days in Idlib and on the Mediterranean, and a decade of Boko Haram: The Cheat Sheet

    Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe.On our radarSyria’s Idlib: Trending downwardAfter three months of extreme violence in Syria’s northwest, marked by hits on hospitals, water facilit…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jul 19, 9:25am -
  • 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…
    - 28 days ago, 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…
    - 31 days ago, 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…
    - 38 days ago, 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…
    - 42 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 5:43am -
  • As crops burn in Syria conflict zone, hunger warnings for civilians
    Fires near active front lines in Syria – some of them caused by warfare – are ruining large areas of cropland, putting the food insecurity and livelihoods of millions of civilians at increasing risk, the UN has warned. Some 40,000 hectares of…
    - 73 days ago, 7 Jun 19, 7:52am -
  • Local NGO risks, White Saviours, and the Sahel’s million new displaced: The Cheat Sheet
    IRIN editors give their weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe.On our radarSahel violence displaces another million peopleRising conflict and insecurity are accelerating forced displacement across the Sahe…
    - 8 Mar 19, 9:48am -
  • Nigerian challenges, cash aid headaches, and making mental health matter: The Cheat Sheet

    Nigerian challenges, cash aid headaches, and making mental health matter: The Cheat Sheet

    IRIN editors give their weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe.On our radar New term, old problems for Nigeria’s Buhari Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari, who won a second presidential term this week, faces…
    - 1 Mar 19, 10:47am -
  • As displacement runs to years, northern Iraq camps need an overhaul
    Thousands of Iraqis displaced years ago by the fight against so-called Islamic State are still living in flood-prone camps that weren’t built to shelter them through several harsh northern winters, aid officials and camp managers say. Iraq offic…
    - 25 Feb 19, 11:24am -

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  • Food on the frontline: finding common ground through cooking
    Giles Duley photographs people in war zones. More importantly he cooks and eats with them firstGiles Duley, a 47-year-old photographer, is no stranger to some of the world’s most desperate places. His work on the impact of war has taken him to Leba…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 19, 7:30am -
  • Iraq's burning problem: the strange fires destroying crops and livelihoods
    Fires in northern Iraq have reduced a potentially bumper harvest to ashes. The government blames mischance – but is something more sinister afoot? Plumes of smoke shroud the summer sky of Iraq’s northern plains, creating an ominous veil of grey.…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 4:00am -
  • British army recruitment shortfalls may be symptom of changing times
    Legacy of controversial Middle East conflicts and falling unemployment are among the deterrentsUK army combat units 40% below strength as recruitment plummetsA retreat from controversial conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan, a relatively buoyant ec…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Aug 19, 12:15pm -
  • New wave of terrorist attacks possible before end of year, UN says
    UN report warns threat from Islamist extremist groups remains highThe United Nations has warned that a recent pause in international terrorist violence may soon end, with a new wave of attacks possible before the end of the year.In a report, special…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Aug 19, 12:00am -
  • Humanists are being persecuted too | Letter
    Seventeen humanists from around the world call for a review into the persecution of the non-religiousWe are non-religious activists and campaigners who have been victims of blasphemy and apostasy laws around the world, or of vigilante violence inspir…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jul 19, 12:24pm -
  • Awkward exchanges as Trump meets religious persecution survivors – video
    Donald Trump has had some awkward exchanges with survivors of religious persecution during a meeting with them in the Oval Office on Wednesday. When the Nobel laureate and Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad requested aid for the Yazidis,…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Jul 19, 12:25am -
  • Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraqi city, officials say
    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vows to find those behind attack on restaurant in city of ErbilA gunman has killed a senior Turkish diplomat and a civilian in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region, in a daytime attack inside a restaurant.The…
    - 33 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 3:13pm -
  • May defeated in Lords as peers vote to beef up anti-prorogation measure in Northern Ireland bill – as it happened
    Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including PMQs and May’s speech on the state of politicsMcDonnell sets out Labour’s three strategies for ending in-work povertyBlair gets closer to saying Iraq invasion was a mistakePMQs - S…
    - 33 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 12:52pm -
  • Iraqi Christians facing deportation feel conned by Trump: 'You vowed to protect us'
    Trump administration wants to deport more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals, most of who are Chaldean – Iraqi Catholics who saw Trump as a ‘savior’ but now feel ‘betrayed’Ten years ago, police caught the Iraqi Chaldean immigrant Rani Yousuf with a…
    - 34 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 2:00am -
  • Fawzi Karim obituary
    My friend Fawzi Karim, who has died aged 73, was a major poet of the Arab world and beyond. His poetry has been widely translated; I met him while working on English versions of his work.Plague Lands, his first book of poems in English, was published…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 1:18pm -

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