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Iraq Emergency

Despite booby traps, Iraqis risk all on return to Ramadi

29 April 2016

Iraq's third-largest city has not been declared cleared by the government and dozens of returnees have been killed by IEDs.

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Slump hurts refugee schools in Kurdistan region of Iraq

08 April 2016

Teachers at refugee camps in Iraq's only autonomous region have not been paid for months, threatening education for displaced children.

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UNHCR concerned at restrictions on displaced Iraqis in camps

12 March 2016

UN Refugee Agency urges authorities in Iraq to ease restrictions on movement for displaced people in camps.

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Iraqi grandmother defies tradition to set up shop

08 March 2016

When widow Lamia Abid was driven from home, she set up a shop in a camp for internally displaced people and become her family's main breadwinner.

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No holiday for Iraqis taking refuge in broken tourist complex

22 February 2016

Some 400 Iraq families displaced by violence in Anbar province are staying in dire conditions at the hotel in Habbaniyah Tourist City which lacks power and water.

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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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