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Bringing aid to Mosul : An insider’s perspective

Atheer leans back in his chair to gather his thoughts. We’re sitting in the anonymity of a crowded lunch room on the UN compound in Erbil — as UNICEF Iraq’s Emergency Coordinator for the Mosul crisis, Atheer makes every minute of his day count. He is a man with a lot on his mind. Military operations to retake Mosul and the surrounding areas have passed the six month mark and with over 600,000 people currently displaced UNICEF’s humanitarian operations are in full swing. “UNICEF is in life-saving mode. Even within emergencies we have emergencies, so we’re focusing on food, water and health.…

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by · Thursday, 1 June 2017 · Iraq

Testimony from Madaya, Syria

Driving towards Madaya in a convoy that snaked along the Damascus highway for hundreds of metres, a huge knot formed in the pit of my stomach. Not knowing what we would find there, and remembering the harrowing images of emaciated children pleading with their eyes for some respite from this siege, it was hard not to be worried – the type of worry that seeps into your bones. As we made our way through the towns just before Madaya, the silence was eerie. Row upon row of abandoned restaurants, shops with shutters rusted closed, homes padlocked, overgrown gardens and thirsty shrubs…

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by · Thursday, 29 September 2016 · Syria