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Q&A: Positive outlook for Iraq, but improvement will take months to show

17 March 2015

Meanwhile, the numbers and needs of Syrian refugees and Iraqis displaced within their country are expected to continue growing throughout 2015.

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Desperate Iraqis end up in Hungary after ill-timed detour to war-torn Ukraine

05 March 2015

Yusuf and Omar fled war in Iraq – only to find a different conflict engulfing their safe haven in Ukraine. Now they are in Hungary and hope for safety in Western Europe.

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A Hell Like No Other

23 February 2015

Countless Yazidi women and girls have been abducted in recent months. Three survivors speak to UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie of the horror that haunts them still.

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Iraq: Angelina Jolie Visits Displaced Iraqis

26 January 2015

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie recently visited internally displaced Iraqis living in an informal settlement and a formal camp at Khanke, near Dohuk. There, she heard dramatic stories of escape from the more than 20,000 Yazidis who fled Sinjar and surrounding areas last August.

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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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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
UNHCR

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

António Guterres
High Commissioner for Refugees

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