Hundreds of displaced families have received life-saving aid through Islamic Relief’s emergency response to the increasingly complex crisis in Iraq and the wider region. Earlier this year, violence erupted in the northern province of Ninewa. About 500,000 people are thought to have fled their homes, swelling the ranks of people displaced by continued conflict in western Iraq and those fleeing fighting in neighbouring Syria. “We got out of Mosul at night,” said Zainab Abdul Aziz Mohammed, who is now with her family in a camp for displaced people. “We had no car so we rode on the back of our neighbour’s truck. No-one from my family has stayed in Mosul, we all left.” Reaching those suffering in the complex conflict…
23 Nov 2014

Tearfund - Iraq Longing For Home

Sunday, 23 November 2014
Father-of-seven Jibran* was a farmer in Sinjar. He and his family fled from Islamic State fighters four months ago, and are now living in a small village in the Kurdish Region of Iraq. Jibran’s new situation is a far cry from his previous comfortable home. Some 19 people are crammed into an unfinished building, at the mercy of the coming bitter winter.Even in these harsh circumstances, Jibran is showing great resourcefulness: he has started to grow some vegetables in a nearby field to help feed his family. ‘Life is difficult for us, but we will keep surviving till we can go home,’ he says. Jibran is one of 3,800 people whom Tearfund is supporting with emergency grants for vital winter…
While the fighting in northern Iraq and Syria continues, the Danish organisation, Mission East, intensifies relief efforts as winter nears in the Dohuk region of northern Iraq. With temperatures dropping to freezing point in the upcoming winter months, relief aid is urgently needed in the Dohuk region of northern Iraq. In light of this, aid workers from the Danish organisation, Mission East, provide winterization for the most vulnerable displaced people. Sigurd Sorensen, project manager at Mission East in northern Iraq, , has assessed the needs among the most vulnerable. He found that many of the displaced live in very precarious conditions, outside of the official UN system, and without permanent shelter. They live in either makeshift tents, unfinished building construction…
Around 1.2 million people are thought to have been displaced in one of the most grave humanitarian crises in the world today. Islamic Relief is on the ground in Iraq and other countries in the region, delivering life-saving humanitarian aid. Here, we meet four families that fled fighting in Mosul to seek safety in Al-Khaser camp Abdullah Mohammed fled his house in Mosul, late at night. He now lives in Al-Khaser camp, and says he dare not return home at present. He is afraid for some of his relatives that stayed behind in the city. Zainab Abdul Aziz Mohammed also fled in fear. “We got out of Mosul at night,” she told us. “We had no car so we rode…
16 Nov 2014
LSC in Domiz camp presented 62 services (31 of them were Social services while the other 31 were Legal). The legal services contained 22 representations and 9 consultations, in which the center's lawyer attended Sumel court twice for representing the cases. LSC presented an awareness session by the social worker for a number of girls on (The Early Marriage) and in the last fifteen minutes the Social worker explained them how they can find Jobs on websites.Please find attached the complete activity report.
Tens of thousands of Iraqis who have fled their homes due to conflict have received vital relief items distributed by the Danish Refugee Council, DRC, and funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). The funding has enabled the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) to provide core relief items comprising food, essential household materials and hygiene kits for 1,750 displaced families, or approximately 10,500 individuals in Kerbala and Najaf. The governorates of Kerbala and Najaf are currently hosting around 140, 000 displaced people. They have mostly arrived from the troubled governorate of Anbar. The IDPs are mostly residing in mosques and in pilgrim camps on the road from Kerbala and Najaf. Others are in towns on the…