Month: August 2016

Overwhelming Need

“We need to maintain the flow of water and food. Basics only, inexpensive but continuous and lifesaving.” – Hala al-Saraf, Director of our Soccer Salam partner, the Iraq Health Access Organization Iraqi Security Forces and their allies are quickly making gains in their efforts to clear the city of Mosul… Read more

ISHM: August 19 – 25, 2016

Key Takeaways: On August 25, following an investigation into allegations of corruption, the Iraqi Parliament passed a vote of no confidence and ousted Minister of Defense Khaled al-Obeidi, 142 to 105 with 16 abstentions. Al-Obeidi has served in the role since October 2014. The vote follows several weeks of delayed… Read more

ISHM: August 12 – 18, 2016

Key Takeaways: Over the past week, Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces were involved in successful “widespread” operations to clear ISIS militants from areas north, east, and southeast of Mosul while Iraqi Security Forces continued efforts to clear the key area of Qayyarah, south of Mosul, where there is a heavy concentration… Read more

ISHM: July 29 – August 4, 2016

Key Takeaways: According to the Iraqi Red Crescent Society, over 70,000 people have been displaced from al-Sharqat, Qayyarah, and Hajj Ali over the past three weeks as efforts to clear the areas of ISIS militants intensifies. The International Committee of the Red Cross confirmed that humanitarian conditions in Tikrit will… Read more