Category - Iraq

  • January 5, 2017

    The UK should halt all arms exports to Iraq unless it can demonstrate that it has reliable safeguards against British weaponry ending up in the hands of Iraqi government-supported Shia militias with a grisly track record of human rights abuses, said Amnesty International today.

  • November 25, 2016

    The people suffering the most in the battle for Mosul in Iraq are the poorest, Christian Aid is warning.

  • November 16, 2016

    A UNICEF-led multi-agency humanitarian convoy with emergency supplies for 15,000 children was the first to enter the Iraqi city of Mosul yesterday (15 November 2016) while the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) continues tracking displaced population movement and constructing emergency sites.

  • November 8, 2016

    As Iraqi forces enter the outskirts of Mosul, amid reports of ISIL using families as human shields, Christian Aid is calling for all sides to the fighting to respect international law and allow immediate safe passage for those trapped in the city and seeking to flee.

  • November 4, 2016

    Some 20,700 people have been displaced since the operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from terrorists started on 17 October says the United Nations Children’s Fund estimating that 9,700 of them are children in urgent need of assistance.

  • August 2, 2016

    The United Nations human rights chief has expressed serious concern that Iraq has created a committee to accelerate the implementation of death sentences.

  • July 6, 2016

    As the Chilcot report was released, bereaved relatives of soldiers who died in Iraq uttered terrible truths.

  • July 5, 2016

    Amnesty International has criticised Iraq’s execution of five people following the suicide truck bombing in Baghdad at the weekend

  • March 25, 2016

    Ten years ago, Norman Kember,  the peace activist taken hostage in Iraq, returned home after being freed by SAS troops.

  • September 10, 2015

    Christian Aid has launched an appeal to support partner agencies in Europe working to alleviate suffering in the present refugee crisis.