Year: 2016

Looking Ahead to 2017

Now is a time of ongoing crisis and concern for families in Mosul and throughout Iraq. Millions of innocent civilians have been forced to flee violence and persecution at the hands of ISIS. At a time when displacement is at an all-time high, consistent U.S. leadership in responding to humanitarian… Read more

ISHM: December 16 – 22, 2016

Key Takeaways: Security Forces Face Mounting Challenges in Mosul – Operations to clear the city of Mosul of ISIS militants have slowed considerably over the past week as the area experienced heavy rains and as Iraqi Security Forces in the city conduct a “planned operational refit,” according to the Deputy… Read more

Looking Back on 2016

For 18 years, EPIC has brought together veterans, Iraqi Americans, and other caring individuals to help children and families who are suffering in Iraq and to create a safer world through peace and development. You are a vital part of that mission and the EPIC community. Right now you can… Read more

ISHM: December 9 – 15, 2016

Key Takeaways: Humanitarian Conditions in Mosul are Worsening as More Civilians Flee – Iraqi Security Forces are assisting civilians attempting to flee from Mosul, representing a shift in policy by the ISF which previously encouraged civilians to remain in their homes during the fighting. As of December 15, approximately 100,000… Read more

Double the Impact

In light of the hateful rhetoric about refugees, Muslims, and innocent victims of ISIS violence expressed throughout the recent U.S. Presidential campaign, there is reason to be concerned as a new administration prepares take power in Washington. To counter these messages and educate policymakers and the public about the value… Read more

ISHM: December 2 – 8, 2016

Key Takeaways: Iraqi Security Forces Continue to Progress Slowly in Mosul, Despite Reinforcements – The Iraqi Army deployed the 43rd Brigade from Baghdad to Mosul, where efforts to clear the city of ISIS militants have been underway since October 17. The Iraqi Ninth Armored Division entered al-Alam Hospital in the… Read more