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…
12 Aug 2014
During the latest escalation of the violence in Northern Iraq the civilian minority population has become a direct target. 200.000 people have been displaced bringing the total to 1.5 million since the violence erupted in December 2013. The Danish Refugee Council is distributing food and water so far reaching 10.000 displaced. With emergency teams located in Erbil and Duhok, DRC is working in coordination with UN agencies, local communities, government and NGO’s to provide emergency assistance. So far 2000 families (around 10.000 individuals) has been reached in Zummar (Ninewa) and at the Banjet Kandala transit camp, about 50km north of Duhok. “These families are fleeing as a result of recent attacks by armed groups on the towns of Zhumai and…