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UNHCR on target to deliver 2,410 tons of aid for Iraqi displaced

22 August 2014

UNHCR appreciates support of donors for its Iraq operation, particularly Saudi Arabia which has provided US$88.3 million to the refugee agency.

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Iraqi businessman draws on experience of displacement to help others

17 September 2014

Businessman Farhad Sinjari has been forcibly displaced three times since 1974. That's why he decided to help Iraqis seeking shelter in Duhok city.

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Iraq: Breaking Bread

09 September 2014

Shareef fled to Iraq a year ago to escape the violence in Syria. He opened a bakery, which has done great business. When he heard about a new wave of displacement in northern Iraq in August, he decided to help those in need by providing bread.

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From the horror of the Sinjar region to uncertainty in Athens

09 September 2014

Faraydun and Nazdar fled their village when militants started to attack Yazidis in Iraq's Sinjar area. Now they are stuck in Greece, but they wish to go further.

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Shelter needs acute in northern Iraq as UNHCR steps up aid operation

05 September 2014

Many schools are still being used to house the displaced. In addition, there is urgent need to reinforce tents and other housing in preparation for the coming winter.

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We had no choice other than to leave because it was not safe for our children. We left everything: our clothes, our furniture, even our food.

Nafa Jihad, 40
father of 11

The major focus is on improving living conditions for the displaced in the region, particularly people without shelter or housing.

Adrian Edwards

Everybody seeking access should be given refuge without discrimination. Everybody deserves to be safe.

António Guterres
High Commissioner for Refugees

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