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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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Iraq: Preparing for Winter in Dohuk

12 November 2014

Efforts are under way in Syria, Iraq and neighbouring countries to prepare refugees and the internally displaced for winter. But UNHCR remains deeply concerned that a $58.45 million funding shortfall could leave as many as a million people out in the cold.

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UNHCR warns of winter crisis for almost 1 million displaced Iraqis and Syrians

11 November 2014

With a funding shortfall of almost US$60 million, UNHCR is deeply concerned about its ability to meet urgent winter needs of displaced Syrians and Iraqis.

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Fresh displacement crisis in Iraq as 180,000 flee town of Hit

14 October 2014

The town's residents fled to Ramadi, Khaldiya, Hadithat, Rawa, Ana, Amiryah Rahaliya and other places in Anbar province, as well as Kerbala and Baghdad.

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Creating a home from home, far from home in Erbil

24 September 2014

Sahla and her children move into a new camp in the Ainkawa district of northern Iraq's Erbil city. They are the first families to arrive, uncertain of the future.

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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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