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June 13, 2016

Since January 2014, 3.3 million Iraqis have been displaced as a result of widening conflict in the country. The humanitarian response in camps within the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has been strong — however as military operations continue in the north of the country, new waves of displacement are exacerbating an already inadequate and uneven response.

October 02, 2015

Mohamed is originally from Derek, a town in the Kurdish region in northeast Syria, between the borders with Iraq and Turkey. He later moved to Syria’s capital city, Damascus, to work as a minibus driver. A father of four, his youngest child is not yet walking. Mohamed and his family fled Damascus in 2013 when war broke out in Syria and the city became unsafe.

August 12, 2015

The situation on the Greek island of Kos has taken a sour turn, with more than 7,000 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants arriving to the island over the month of July — a two-fold increase compared to June.

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.

July 22, 2015

Thousands of migrants and asylum seekers are currently stranded in precarious conditions across several Greek islands, despite repeated calls since December 2014 by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to Greek authorities and the European Union to address the lack of reception capacity.

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.

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