May 04, 2017

Trapped in the middle of an ongoing political and complex civil war in Iraq, the battle for Mosul is escalating. People are being forced to flee their homes to live in harsh conditions and no basic medical care. To respond to these widespread medical needs, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to extend services for the benefit of war-wounded patients and people in need.

January 24, 2017

The recent launch of the military offensive by Iraqi and American forces to retake Mosul in Iraq has forced people who have lived through extremely traumatic times to flee the town and nearby villages.

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.

June 20, 2014

Since late 2013, violence in northern and western Iraq has increased dramatically, with grave consequences for civilians caught in the crossfire. In recent weeks, some 500,000 people have reportedly fled Iraq’s second city, Mosul, after it came under the control of armed opposition groups. Fabio Forgione, MSF’s head of mission, brings us the latest from Iraq.

June 20, 2014

Three Syrian doctors, now working for MSF, recall their own remarkable journeys as refugees, from treating Syrians in war-torn Syria to treating Syrian refugees in Iraq. To commemorate World Refugee Day today (June 20), MSF is highlighting their stories and acknowledging their contributions and their sacrifices.

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.

April 29, 2014
Violence in Anbar province, western Iraq, has caused some 380,000 people to flee their homes. More than 18,000 people have sought refuge in Tikrit, the capital of neighbouring Salah al-Din province, over the past month. 
Despite a very volatile security situation in Tikrit, a team from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is providing the displaced people with relief items and assessing their medical needs.
April 29, 2014
The ongoing conflict in Iraq has had a profound impact on the lives of Iraqis across the country. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) offers reconstructive surgical care to victims of violence from all over Iraq. But the security situation is posing huge challenges.