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US-Iran conflict restricting aid work in Iraq: Oxfam

Tags: Conflict and War

Oxfam’s humanitarian work in Iraq is restricted due to heightened security concerns, road checkpoints and travel difficulties, following Iranian missile attacks on US military bases in Iraq overnight in retaliation…

Displacement and Hunger in Qara Tapa

Tags: Conflict and War, Hunger, Refugees and Internal Displacement

“I’ve experienced going to bed without eating anything and it’s really painful.” 33-year-old Rasmiya sits on the floor of her one room mud house on the outskirts of Qara Tapa…

Mosul residents continue to face severe risks despite end of military offensive

In response to the Iraqi Security Forces’ announcement that they have retaken the city of Mosul from ISIS, Oxfam’s Country Director in Iraq, Andres Gonzalez said: “The retaking of Mosul will…

Fears for 750,000 people trapped in western Mosul as battle draws near, Oxfam

An estimated 750,000 people are trapped in western Mosul without any safe means of escape from the latest military offensive that could start any day, Oxfam warned today. Humanitarian conditions…

Reflections from Iraq, where families are fleeing war and trying to rebuild

Tags: Emergency Response

And they aren’t alone in facing profound challenges: Countless other families are striving to rebuild their lives and communities after two years of ISIS occupation. I was there to visit…

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People living in ‘smoke-filled hell’ in areas around Mosul recaptured from ISIS

People living in ‘smoke-filled hell’ in areas around Mosul recaptured from ISIS Thousands of families are living in a “smoke-filled hell” with hardly any access to clean water or medical…

Oxfam Canada statement on the Iraq Crisis

Tags: Conflict and War

Background Since January, conflict and human rights abuses in Iraq have displaced around 1.8 million Iraqis, according to the UN.  With a major offensive launched by the group known as…

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Oxfam gears up its aid effort to help people affected by fighting in Iraq

Tags: Conflict and War

Oxfam's Iraq Country Representative Wael Ibrahim said : "The situation is deteriorating day by day and our priority is to get to as many people as quickly as possible, families…