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October 17, 2017

Iraqis are returning home in Mosul after years of violence to find their houses rigged with explosive devices and their cities uninhabitable, according to international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The destruction of buildings and infrastructure means that returning families, particularly in West Mosul, end up living in partially or totally ruined homes, with almost no access to clean water, electricity or medical care.

February 22, 2017

Many people who are forcibly displaced by war and other catastrophes often flee to refuge within the borders of their own country. Mariko Miller, an MSF emergency nurse, witnessed the suffering of survivors who managed to escape from the war-torn district of Hawija to the relative safety of Kirkuk in northern Iraq.

August 07, 2015

In August 2014, thousands of people in the Sinjar district of Iraq were either killed or driven from their homes by violent attacks. Many are now trapped in displacement camps, unable to return. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides medical care for many of those who lack access to medical care or basic health needs.

June 08, 2015

As Iraq experiences a dramatic surge in violence, successive waves of people who have been forced from their homes over the past year are now stranded in grey zones with no access to the most basic humanitarian assistance. In large swathes of the country, the civilian population continues to pay a large price for the conflict, and the humanitarian response remains largely insufficient, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today.

January 27, 2015

Thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) seeking refuge in the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq have now settled in Dohuk governorate, where four Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams are providing care for the most vulnerable people. Mobile clinics in Dohuk and Zakho respond to the needs of an estimated 20,000 people still living outside the camps in unfinished buildings and informal settlements. People have travelled far and under extremely difficult conditions to arrive here for shelter.

December 09, 2014

Thousands of people fleeing violence in Iraq are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and medical care, even after arriving in areas of the country accessible to aid organizations, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned.

October 08, 2014

The recent increase of violence in Iraq has left an estimated 1.8 million people displaced since January 2014, according to official figures.  Nearly half of them have found refuge in schools, camps or unfinished buildings in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).

August 13, 2014

Eleven days after militants from the Islamic State (IS) group stormed the district of Sinjar in Iraq, a constant stream of thousands of exhausted people continues to cross into Syria on a daily basis. They are heading to the relative safety of the northern border between Syria and Iraq.

July 24, 2014

Intense shelling and aerial assaults in northern and central Iraq have hit hospitals and other medical facilities, some supported by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), depriving civilians of much-needed medical care. MSF calls upon all parties to the current conflict to respect health facilities, to allow medical staff to continue carrying their work, and to preserve full access to health services.

June 19, 2014

On June 12, an estimated 500,000 people reportedly fled Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul – a commercial hub that has a population of about 2 million – after armed opposition groups took control of the city. People have fled from the west to the east of the city, to other parts of Ninewah Governorate, and to the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRG) while fighting and indiscriminate shelling is continuing in several areas of the country.

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