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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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UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits Iraq, calls for international leadership to end suffering

25 January 2015

Humanitarian situation has deteriorated dramatically since UNHCR Special Envoy's last Iraq visit in September 2012

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Building a Camp: a measured response to Iraqi displacement

15 January 2015

Amid the onset of winter, UNHCR takes the lead in planning and constructing a new camp, Al Wand 2, in Iraq's Diyala province for some 2,500 people.

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Displaced Iraqis seek safety and aid in camps as winter falls

30 December 2014

Arbat is one of 24 camps for displaced Iraqis now open across the country. Another 17 are under construction, expected to be ready by the end of January.

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Iraq: The Plight of the Yazidis

01 December 2014

Tens of thousands of people, including ethnic Yazidis originating from the Sinjar area, have been forced to find shelter in schools and unfinished structures across northern Iraq since fleeing their homes. The UN refugee agency has been trying to help, opening camps to provide better shelter.

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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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