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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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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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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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