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Responding to an increase in unregistered marriages in Diyala's communities, CSO Bothoor Al-Khaer Humanitarian Organization for Immigrants and Exiles coordinated with the USAID/BPCS program-sponsored civic participation (CP) Hub in Khanaqin to conduct an awareness-raising workshop on the harmful repercussions for women and children who marry without appropriate legal registration. The workshop educated 15 female participants, some of them victims of this experience, on the hazards of illegal, common-law and unregistered marriage. One participant, Mrs. Muna Mohammed (name changed for security), shared that she had been happily married until the sudden death of her husband in a terrorist attack that had left her on her own with a small child to support. The young couple, introduced to each other through family…
When noxious smells from the burning of large quantities of garbage created concern among residents of Diyala’s Baquba district, the locally-based CSO, Vera Humanitarian Institution for Women's Development, in coordination with the Civic Participation Hub in Khanaqin and the Iraqi Culture House in Diyala, conducted a successful workshop entitled “Chemicals and Their Influence on the Environment,”. Waste disposal for many businesses and individuals has meant dumping and burning of garbage in unregulated landfills, open lots, streets, and backyards. A mix of plastics, paper, electrical components, ash, clothing, paint, chemicals, etc. makes a potentially lethal brew of toxic ingredients, including carcinogens and heavy metals. With the aim of highlighting the increasing health and environmental risks of burning garbage, the workshop imparted…
Due to the recent deterioration in the security situation in Sinjar district since Aug 3rd 2014 and the subsequent of deterioration in the security situation in the rest of the disputed areas in Ninewa province, through coordination with different resources; local government authorities, tribal leaders, sheikhs, mukhtars, priests, patriarchs, key informants of host community and IDPs in disputed areas where ISIS armed groups (Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) impose their control, also Ninewa PARC team has a database on minorities who were living in Ninewa province through their protection monitoring activities, and in addition to the field visits conducted by Ninewa PARC teams in Sinjar district before the recent deterioration, the Ninewa PARC teams could get below information about…
13 Aug 2014

PAX - Newsletter; Kulluna Muwatinin

Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Reporting on the humanitarian crisis in Northern Iraq Since last week, the world is watching a human tragedy unfolding in Iraq. The sudden advance of IS (Islamic State) contingents in the Ninewa province since August 4 resulted in a mass displacement of about one million Iraqi civilians. While IS took control of towns in the area of Sinjar and on the road from Mosul to Erbil, hundreds of thousands of mainly Yezidi and Christian families fled overnight towards the autonomous Kurdish region. Room to accommodate newly arrived IDPs in the cities of Erbil, Dohuk and at the border-crossing point with Turkey is severely lacking and displaced families have settled camp along streets and in parks. PAX Iraq program team receives…
After the crisis of Shangal and all violence against Ezidies people and controlling some areas by ISIS, bellow is small update about the situation in general until 12th August, 2014. In Duhok; 2500 Syrian refugees run to Duhok. IDPs of Mosul in general (Kurds and Arab) are more than 4500. Shabak IDPs are 4000 people and Christian is 70.000 people. Most of victims are minority religion groups, especially Ezidies in Shangal. Please find the full report attached below: 
Over 1.2 million people have been displaced as a result of fighting in Central and Northern Iraq and an estimated 1.5 million people are now in need of humanitarian assistance. Many have fled their homes and are in desperate need of food, shelter, medicine, water and sanitation. Oxfam's Iraq Country Representative Wael Ibrahim said : "The situation is deteriorating day by day and our priority is to get to as many people as quickly as possible, families have been completely traumatised by the situation and are constantly on the move looking for safety. Our priority is to be ready to assist them with crucial aid and try to be ahead of the situation by ensuring we are in the right…