Humanitarians fear for the 750,000 civilians in western Mosul

For multimedia content please visit BAGHDAD, 24 January 2017 – 100 days after military operations to retake Mosul started, humanitarian partners are expressing deep concern about the plight of the estimated 750,000 civilians who are currently living in the western sections of the city where fighting is expected to start in coming weeks. “We are … Continued

Schools reopen in East Mosul as violence subsides

16,000 children return to school with support from UNICEF Multimedia materials available here BAGHDAD, 24 January, 2017 — As fighting subsides in East Mosul, 30 schools reopened on Sunday, with help from UNICEF, allowing over 16,000 children to resume their education. Some schools in the area were closed for up to two years, and girls … Continued

UNICEF delivers water at the front line of Mosul operation

ERBIL, Fri 21 Oct 2016 – UNICEF this week managed to reach Al Houd, a town just south of Mosul that was retaken by Iraqi security forces just two days prior, and deliver clean water to some of the thousands of families that have been caught up in this conflict. “This means that for one … Continued

Ewan McGregor visits refugee and displaced children in Iraq

*Multimedia assets can be downloaded here:* LONDON/ERBIL, 2 August 2016 – UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor travelled to northern Iraq last week to see how the conflicts sweeping across Iraq and Syria are devastating children’s lives. Tens of thousands of children have been killed, injured, separated from their parents, forced to work, tortured and recruited … Continued

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