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Press release and details available in English and Arabic
The Negotiations and Strategic Studies NGO, which is an Iraqi NGO based in Erbil, had a preparatory meeting for the launch of its new project “Supporting the Rule of Law in Child Labor Cases in Iraq”. This meeting was attended by Iraqi NGOs working in 7 governorates. The project’s next steps will include surveys in six governorates and 12 workshops analyzing the results from these surveys.
The Institute for International Law and Human Rights (IILHR) most recent report "Iraq’s Minorities and Other Vulnerable Groups: Legal Framework, Documentation and Human Rights". This report provides a comprehensive look at the de jure and de facto situation of 16 Iraqi minority components and other vulnerable populations to support the assessment of asylum claims within countries to which Iraqi refugees apply for protection, and to complement other resources documenting the situation of Iraq’s vulnerable populations. You can download the document in Arabic or English at www.iilhr.org.
The national NGOs Al Rafidain and SYO (South Youth Organization) concluded on Tuesday 12/5/2013 a training of trainers workshop centered on assessing humanitarian needs and good governance. The training was conducted in the city of Samawa with funding by UNDP under the title “partnership for development”. The trainees will be conducting various activities over the coming year in the governorates of Basra, Thi Qar, Maysan and Al Muthana with the aim of promoting good governance and assessing humanitarian needs in cooperation with local councils and relevant actors in those governorates.
17 May 2013 - The Iraqi collegiate forum organized a consultative meeting in Sydney that included Iraqi activists in Australia. The purpose was to discuss methods to support cooperation and coordination between Iraqi NGOs and CSOs in the fields of culture, media, academics and social issues in order to improve unity and cohesion amongst the Iraqi community in Australia. Additionally, the meeting focused on giving more exposure on the activities organized by the Iraqi community and involving the Australian population in these activities in order to add to the rich cultural diversity in Australia. Read more…
15 May 2013
Oxfam 30 April 2013 - The human cost of Syria’s conflict has risen beyond all expectations. There are already more than 1.3 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. Inside Syria itself, 6.8 million people struggle in urgent need of assistance. This briefing describes how, as the numbers grow, the money to help some of those refugees and displaced people is running out. UN appeals have received only half of the funding they sought – to help far fewer people than they now need to assist. And Oxfam’s humanitarian program is struggling with insufficient funds to help as much as it needs to, despite the generosity of its supporters and the public. The world has failed to find common purpose to…