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Kurds warn of humanitarian crisis as Iraq takes control of Kirkuk

The New Mail - 2017-10-22 09:34
The Kurdistan Regional Government said Saturday the region is facing as humanitarian crisis as nearly 170,000 people have been displaced from the Kirkuk region by Iraqi forces. Iraqis took control… The post Kurds warn of humanitarian crisis as Iraq takes ...

120,000 Kurdish Civilians Displaced from Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu: Ministry

BAS News - 2017-10-22 01:16
ERBIL — Since the beginning of military confrontations between the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, nearly 120,000 civilians have been displaced from their homes in Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmatu, according to Iraq’s Ministry of ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Invasion of Kirkuk Displaces 90,000 Kurds

BAS News - 2017-10-18 20:39
ERBIL — Since the invasion of Kirkuk by Iraq’s Shi’ite Arab militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, over 90,000 Kurds have been displaced by the militias’ atrocities against the population, said a Kurdish official. “A massive exodus of Kurds has started from Kirkuk ...

Invasion of Kirkuk Creates Humanitarian Crisis

BAS News - 2017-10-18 17:56
Large waves of people are fleeing the city ERBIL — More than sixty thousand people have been displaced over the past 48 hours due to the military incursion on Kirkuk by the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi on Monday. An estimated 61,200 ...

Over 60,000 People Displaced Due to Iraq’s Assault on Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-18 16:09
KIRKUK — More than sixty thousand people have been displaced due to the invasion of Kirkuk by the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi on Monday. An estimated 61,200 people have been displaced in areas around Kirkuk over the past 48 hours, ...

Ain Issa camp refugees received joyfully al-Raqqa liberation news

ANHA - 2017-10-18 10:06
Ain Issa camp refugees received joyfully al-Raqqa liberation news AIN ISSA- The displaced people of Ain Issa camp who fled al-Raqqa city have received the news of liberating al-Raqqa city with great enthusiasm and joy. After 4 years of oppression and tyra ...

BCF Delivers Assistance to 16,000 IDPs in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-10-15 13:03
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered on Saturday the fourth batch of humanitarian assistance over the past two weeks to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) settled around Sinjar, the Yezidi majority town. BCF, in collaboration with the ...

UN: Humanitarian Partners Deeply Concerned for Safety of Iraqi IDPs

BAS News - 2017-10-09 10:17
Over 5.4 million Iraqis have been displaced since 2014, UN says ERBIL — Over five million Iraqis have been displaced since the start of the turmoil in Iraq in 2014, and the humanitarian organizations are deeply concerned about the safety of the civilian ...

KRG, Mosul Administration Facilitating Return of IDPs

BAS News - 2017-10-08 18:02
MOSUL — Deputy governor of Nineveh revealed that the local administration in Mosul has devised a plan in cooperation with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to facilitate the return of internally displaced persons (IDP) to their homes in post-Islami ...

Efforts to find housing places for al-Tabqa’s displaced

ANHA - 2017-10-07 14:40
The Office of Organization Affairs in al-Tabqa Civil Council is studying the establishment of accommodation for the refugees in al-Tabqa which is estimated about 80 thousand, and linked to the agreement with the Office of the United Nations High Commissio ...

IOM: Over 30 Thousand People Displaced by Hawija Operations

BAS News - 2017-10-07 09:49
Erbil — The military operations in Hawija district, southern Kirkuk, left over 30 thousand people displaced. “More than 33,000 people have been displaced since the launch of the offensive two weeks ago,” IOM reported. However, after the district was decl ...

Over 3,500 IDPs from Hawija Arrive in Peshmerga-held Areas

BAS News - 2017-10-02 23:46
ERBIL — Over three thousand people who are mostly children and women were displaced on Monday in and around Hawija district due to the fight against Islamic State (IS) in the area. The displaced people who fled their homes, fearing IS and Hashd al-Shaabi ...

BCF Delivers Assistance to 650 Displaced Children

BAS News - 2017-10-01 15:30
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered food assistance to hundreds of children of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Hasan Sham camps. BCF teams delivered formula milk to 650 children in Hasan Sham camp near Mosul, the foundation, whi ...

Barzani Foundation Delivers Aid to IDPs in Debaga Camp

BAS News - 2017-09-30 15:48
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered food assistance to over 800 displaced families in Debaga camp near Erbil. BCF teams, in collaboration with the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement, distributed on Friday food assistance to 851 I ...

Afrin receives 600 new displaced families

ANHA - 2017-09-30 13:34
Afrin – Afrin province received more than 600 displaced families from various Syrian regions, and the families arrived today through the Qatma crossing in Shera district. Afrin region is one of the most sought after areas of displaced people from various ...

More refugees from Deir ez-Zor flowing, efforts mobilized to help them

ANHA - 2017-09-28 14:09
A new batch of displaced people of Deir ez-Zor city and the northern villages of the city arrived today in the areas liberated by the Syrian Democratic Forces. Both of Rojava Organization for Relief and Development and Kurdish Red Crescent have mobilized ...

More than 350 displaced families reach Afrin

ANHA - 2017-09-26 15:46
More than 350 families from several areas in Syria, which are witnessing clashes and security tension, have reached the refugee camps in the Afrin region, amid the limited potential of the camps due to the failure of the organizations, especially as the w ...

Women Committee… chance given to discover themselves

ANHA - 2017-09-25 12:21
The Women Committee was formed in Ain Issa camp for refugees aiming at resolving all issues of displaced women, and providing them with support in addition to accommodating them again after what they have suffered at IS mercenaries' hands. ...

Kurdish Forces Capture Disguised IS Militant South of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-21 13:19
KIRKUK — The Kurdish security forces on Wednesday captured a member of the Islamic State (IS) who was disguised as an internally displaced person (IDP) in southern Kirkuk. The insurgent, introduced by first initials only, was an active member of IS for t ...

Barzani Foundation Delivers Aid to 2,000 Families in Duhok

BAS News - 2017-09-20 15:37
DUHOK — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered two batches of food assistance to 2,000 displaced families and the financially weak families in Duhok Province. The BCF teams, in collaboration with the Kuwaiti state, delivered on Wednesday food aid to ...

Plan to expand Al-Tuwaheina camp

ANHA - 2017-09-20 10:50
The Office of Organization Affairs in al-Tabqa Civil Council is preparing to expand Al-Tuwaheina camp, coinciding with the approaching of the rainy season and the possibility of the influx of displaced people from Deir-ez-Zor province in east Syria, as we ...

Barzani Foundation Delivers Clothing Assistance to Mosul IDPs

BAS News - 2017-09-13 15:28
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered clothing assistance to around 1,500 displaced families settled in Dibaga and Hasan Sham camps near Erbil. BCF teams delivered the clothes aid, provided by REDTAG, to 491 displaced families in Dibaga 1 ca ...

Over 100,000 Hawija Civilians Displaced Since August 2016

BAS News - 2017-09-12 19:53
ERBIL — More than 100,000 civilians have been displaced from Islamic State (IS)-held city of Hawija between August 2016 and September 2017, said the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights. The majority of the internally displaced persons (IDP) have entered t ...

Hundreds flee Deir ez-Zor, Ain Issa camp appeals for help

ANHA - 2017-09-12 16:30
Since this morning, hundreds of displaced residents of the city of Deir ez-Zor have headed towards Ain Issa camp in canton Tel Abyad (Girê Sipî) in order to obtain the necessary support for them and aid from tents and food and drink, and camp appeals to a ...

How do displaced people live in al-Tabqa?

ANHA - 2017-09-11 12:20
Hundreds of thousands of displaced people in al-Tabqa and rural areas continue to live in tragic conditions after fleeing the war to come across a package of unrealistic UN and international promises to help them, forcing them to live amid the rubble of w ...

After being deprived of school, they return

ANHA - 2017-09-10 15:46
The administration of the Holl camp in the al – Jazeera region is preparing to receive the academic year 2017/2018 with the opening of four schools for the displaced after specialized teachers were selected. ...

YPG reveals 7-day outcome of Turkish attacks

ANHA - 2017-09-09 16:28
The media center of the People Protection Units revealed the outcome of the past seven days, and said that the Turkish army killed a citizen displaced from al- Raqqa ...

BCF Assists Recently Retuned IDPs in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:24
SINJAR — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered assistance to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) who recently returned home in Sinjar. In collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP), BCF delivered food assistance to 2,815 families in Sinja ...

Homeless, displaced in al-Tabqa living under cracking roofs, rubble

ANHA - 2017-09-06 11:26
The lack of shelter has forced many displaced people into al-Tabqa to live among the rubble of buildings that are not habitable, yet they pay housing rent amid rubble, amid fears that these buildings will collapse over the heads of their inhabitants at an ...

80,000 People to Be Displaced in Battle of Hawija: Report

BAS News - 2017-09-04 18:49
ERBIL— The civilians in central Hawija and its surrounding areas will be used by the Islamic State (IS) militants as human shields in the battle to retake the town from the extremists, said Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights. The non-governmental organiz ...

Arab IDPs Return to Peshmerga-held Areas in Zummar

BAS News - 2017-09-04 15:00
ERBIL — A number of displaced Arab families returned to their areas on western Tigris River in northwest of Mosul after Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani ordered the Peshmerga forces to facilitate their return. Arab families who were dislodged fr ...

Planned Kurdish Referendum on Independence Unsettles Iraqis, U.S.

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-08-30 18:13
A referendum on Kurdistan’s independence, set for Sept. 25, has Baghdad and Washington concerned over political consequences, and Arabs displaced in fight against Islamic State worried they won’t be allowed to go home. ...

Al-Tabqa displaced suffer from moody relief orgs

ANHA - 2017-08-30 12:53
Displaced people in al-Tabqa city complain about the moody international and UN organizations that distribute scarce aid, with some families arriving, while thousands of families still do not know how about the aid. ...

UNHCR Iraq Opens New Camp for IDPs Fleeing Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-27 15:33
ERBIL, (UNAMI) — UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened a new camp in Nineveh Province to respond to the need of the newly-displaced Iraqis fleeing the military operations in Tel Afar and surrounding areas. The government-constructed Nimrud camp, aroun ...

1,500 People from Tel Afar Displaced

BAS News - 2017-08-27 12:22
MOSUL — The Ministry of Displacement and Migration today received 1,500 displaced persons from Tel Afar district, west of Mosul, amid the liberation of the city. "The teams of the ministry’s Nineveh branch received today 1,500 displaced people from the v ...

Over 500 IDP Families Return Home in Zummar

BAS News - 2017-08-27 11:33
ERBIL — After nearly three years living in camps prepared for internally displaced persons (IDP), a total number of 571 civilian families returned on Sunday to their areas of origins. Prior to their return, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) had reconst ...

Tel Afar Operation: 10,000 Civilian IDPs Registered by Government

BAS News - 2017-08-26 17:27
ERBIL — The Iraqi government announced on Saturday it has registered 10,000 displaced civilians from the town of Tel Afar (located about 65 kilometers west of Mosul) after the start of the operation against the Islamic State (IS) in the area. According t ...

Yezidi Girl Reveals IS Jihadist’s Identity Disguised as IDP

BAS News - 2017-08-22 14:36
ERBIL — A Kurdish Yezidi girl, who survived the Islamic State (IS) captivity, revealed the identity of an IS militant after he disguised himself among the internally displaced people from Tel Afar. Watching a news report on television about the IDPs esca ...

Inaction of global orgs puts 100 displaced families at risk

ANHA - 2017-08-22 13:06
The failure of international and UN relief organizations forced more than one hundred displaced families in al-Tabqa to live in very dangerous places that could collapse at any time. The displaced say the organizations "are mere names and have not given u ...

Peshmerga Forces Capture 15 IS Militants Among Tel Afar IDPs

BAS News - 2017-08-20 10:47
ERBIL — While taking in civilians displaced from the northern Iraqi city of Tel Afar into Kurdistan Region, the Peshmerga forces captured 15 Islamic State (IS) jihadists disguising among the IDPs. The new wave of internally displaced people comes only a ...

Thousands of Iraqi IDPs Return Home in Nineveh Plains

BAS News - 2017-08-19 19:09
ERBIL — Around 17,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) return to their homes in the Nineveh Plains, the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement said on Saturday. According to an official statement released by the ministry, its office in the Ninev ...

Al-Tabqa refugees exhausted by tragedies

ANHA - 2017-08-17 14:41
After the al-Tabqa was crowded with displaced people far and wide, seeking their security and freedom under the Syrian Democratic Forces, their bitter, tragic stories and their suffering have taken many aspects, and the shadows of their thin bodies have o ...

Turkish army shelling, Robar refugees spend night at bathrooms

ANHA - 2017-08-17 14:41
Displaced people living in Robar camp have experienced a night of terror and fear over the shelling of more than 30 artillery shells by the Turkish occupation army last night; consequently, refugees were forced to run away to the lavatories and stone-buil ...

Baghdad Should Shoulder Responsibilities, Send Medical Supplies: Erbil

BAS News - 2017-08-16 16:31
ERBIL — Baghdad should provide help to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in supporting all displaced people residing in the Kurdistan Region, a KRG official said on Tuesday. Rekawt Hamarashid, the KRG Health Minister, told reporters during the open ...

BCF Delivers Food and Medicine to IDPs and Refugees

BAS News - 2017-08-13 16:22
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered on Sunday food and medical assistance to Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kurdistan Region. On Sunday, BCF teams delivered a large amount of medical supplies, provided by Emirat ...

IDPs Not Willing to Leave Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-12 16:13
DUHOK — The people displaced by the Islamic State (IS) and sheltered in Kurdistan Region are not willing to return to their areas of origin due to uncertain future at home, an official said. Director of Duhok IDP camps, Idris Nabi, told Anadolu Agency th ...

24,000 Children Were Born in Duhok IDP Camps since 2014

BAS News - 2017-08-12 11:06
DUHOK — During the past three years, since the start of the Islamic State (IS) crisis in Iraq, nearly 24,000 children were born in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps, an official said. A total number of 881 IDPs died during this time and before the ...

Over 200 Displaced Families Return to Saadia Town in Diyala

BAS News - 2017-08-06 15:39
ERBIL — Over 200 displaced families from Saadia, a Kurdish town of Khanaqin city in Diyala province returned home on Sunday. Ahmed Zargushi, mayor of Saadia town, told BasNews that they returned 235 families to their hometown of Saadia after three years ...

Independent Kurdistan will be a Good Neighbor

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-07-22 21:18
By Lawk Ghafuri For many years, Kurdistan Region has been a safe haven for many Iraqi internal displaced families from different part of Iraq, also from different ethnics and religion backgrounds, due to Islamic State’s threat. Hence, more internal displ ...

Baghdad Not Helping Sinjar IDPs Return Home: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-22 13:19
SINJAR — Baghdad has not assisted the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Sinjar to return to their homes in the district, said an official, stating that the government may no longer provide support to Sinjar. Sleman Fano, head of Lalish Cultural and ...

Independent Kurdistan Doesn’t Mean Cutting ties with Baghdad

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-07-22 11:58
AFP / Safin Hamed By Lawk Ghafuri For many years, Kurdistan Region has been a safe haven for many Iraqi internal displaced families from different part of Iraq, also from different ethnics and religion backgrounds, due to Islamic State’s threat. Hence, mo ...

IOM: Additional 380,000 Displacements from West to East Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-14 14:33
Iraq — Around 380,000 people from west Mosul were displaced to the eastern side of the city this week after the city was pronounced free last Monday. “The IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) reported an estimated 380,000 internally displaced pers ...

Women and Children Advocate Malala Visits IDPs, Northern Iraq

BAS News - 2017-07-13 17:42
ERBIL — Malala Yousafzai, who is a globally recognised children and women's activist, arrived in the Kurdistan Region earlier this week and visited internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Hassan Sham camp near Erbil, to promote the rights of displaced wom ...

Malala Yousafzai to Assist Displaced Women and Girls in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-07-11 19:41
ERBIL— Pakistani activist for female education Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday paid a visit to Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and promised to offer assistance to the women and girls in the IDP and refugee camps. In the m ...

UN Ready to Support Iraqi Government in Post-IS Process

BAS News - 2017-07-11 01:22
ERBIL — The United Nations (UN) are ready to support the Iraqi government in the post-Islamic State (IS) process, aiming to establish safe conditions for all displaced civilians to return to their homes in western Mosul, UN Secretary-General's spokespers ...

UNHCR Renews Concerns Over Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-10 18:35
MOSUL — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a statement on Monday, expressing its concerns over the hundreds of thousands of people, who have been displaced, killed or injured during the military operations in western Mosul ...

Yezidi MP Refutes HRW Report on Deporting Yezidi Families by KRG

BAS News - 2017-07-10 12:19
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidi representative to the Iraqi parliament Vian Dakhil rejected the report of the Human Rights Watch (HRW) about the expulsion of a few displaced Yezidi families from Kurdistan Region because their sons have joined the Shi’ite mili ...
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