Iraq

Poverty and lack of services in Iraq force refugees back to the camps

According to the World Bank, the poverty rate in Iraq’s liberated territories has doubled to over 40 percent, and the UN warns that one in four Iraqi children now live in poverty. The World Bank and Iraq’s government set up a special fund of $300 million (€248 million) in February to improve living …

by · Monday, 30 April 2018 · Iraq, Turkey

Vaccines for every child in Mosul

Dr. Rivah and her colleagues at Al-Quds Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) in West Mosul, Iraq have their hands full trying to keep two-year-old Mohammed still long enough to administer a polio vaccine. Eventually, they calm him enough to give him two v…

by · Monday, 23 April 2018 · Iraq

One in four Iraqi children in poverty after war on Islamic State

BAGHDAD: One in four Iraqi children are in poverty and four million are in need of assistance as a result of the country’s war with Islamic State militants, the United Nation’s children agency said on Sunday. The UN has verified 150 attacks on education facilities and 50 attacks on health centres and …

by · Sunday, 11 February 2018 · Iraq, Nepal

A lifetime away from reality: Bittersweet Christmas

The holiday season is a mixed bag of thoughts, emotions, and reflections especially when working abroad. 2017 has been a difficult year in Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of people fleeing violent conflict defined much of the first half of the year. Politi…

by · Thursday, 4 January 2018 · Iraq