Tag Archives: Iraq

From Challenge Grants to P.R.: Many Facets of J. Luce Foundation

New York, N.Y.  When my mother passed away in 2001, I was inspired to create Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) that went on to help vulnerable children in Africa, Asia and the Americas. My father’s death in 2007 provided the impetus to create a foundation embracing arts, education and orphan care with an emphasis on supporting young global […]

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U.N. Provides Food Assistance to Iraqis As Conflict in Mosul Intensifies

New York, N.Y. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided food assistance to some 100,000 people fleeing the intensifying conflict in Mosul, including a distribution on Sunday to 25,000 people in Gogjali, while also working tirelessly with its partners to reach families that remain trapped in Mosul city and newly recovered areas. WFP strives […]

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U.N. Starts Weeklong Campaign to Immunize 5.8 Million Iraqi Children

New York, N.Y.  Two United Nations agencies will support the Iraqi Ministry of Health in marking World Polio Day by launching a weeklong nationwide campaign to immunize Iraq’s children against the infectious viral disease. “The Government of Iraq is committed to polio eradication, and conducted 16 campaigns to that end in 2014 and 2015 as part […]

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Shelter, Clean Water to Families Amid Iraq’s Mosul Offensive

  New York, N.Y. With the military offensive still unfolding in Mosul, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are rushing to provide shelter, drinking water, and sanitation services for displaced families and children. Internally displaced persons flee to Debaga camp in Erbil Governorate, northern Iraq, […]

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3.6 million Iraqi children in danger and ‘relentlessly targeted,’ UN reports

New York, N.Y. One out of every five Iraqi children are at “serious risk” of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, according to a new United Nations report. Iraq Crisis: 3.6 million children now at risk from increasing violence. Photo: UNICEF Iraq/Wathiq Khuzaie In A Heavy Price for Children: Violence destroys childhoods […]

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Aid Agencies Race To Help Families Fleeing IS-Held Fallujah

IRBIL, IRAQ—Hundreds of families were pouring out of the Fallujah war zone Thursday after Islamic State militants apparently lost control of the main road southwest of the city.                                                                                                             Photo: Defend International/Flickr Thousands of people crossed the bridge out of the city and walked 15 kilometers to reach the al-Salam junction, where they are […]

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Desperation: Some 20,000 Children Feared Trapped in Fallujah

Baghdad, Iraq. Some 20,000 children are believed to be trapped in Fallujah, Iraq as fighting rages for control of the city that Islamic State militants seized more than two years ago. Children living next to Daurra Oil Refinery in Iraq. Photo: Christiaan Briggs/Wikipedia. Since the Iraqi military operation began for Fallujah, 60 kilometers west of […]

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VIDEO: Italian Team Prepares to Fix Crumbling Iraqi Dam

Rome, Italy. Italian experts have arrived at the Mosul site as part of an emergency campaign to repair Iraq’s largest dam before it collapses. Reuters Emily Wither went inside what some experts say is a disaster waiting to happen. Tweet

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