Iraq

  • November 20, 2017

    Meeting in Amman, Jordanr, the World Council of Churches  executive committee has  issued a statement on recent developments in Iraq affecting the prospects for sustaining religious and social diversity, and the future of the nation and its peoples.

  • September 22, 2017

    A United Nations Security Council resolution allows for the investigation of crimes committed by ISIS in Iraq, but fails to include within its mandate abuses by anti-ISIS forces.

  • July 11, 2017

    In the wake of official announcement of Mosul’s liberation from the so-called ‘Islamic State’ group, World Council of Churches General Secretary, the  Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has called for a commitment to restoring the social and religious diversity of the city and region.

  • June 6, 2017

    UNICEF says 100,000 children are at risk in Mosul, as the battle with ISIS forces intensifies

  • March 24, 2017

    The Islamic State (also known as ISIS) executed and dumped the bodies of possibly hundreds of detainees at a site near Mosul, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • 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.