Global perspective Human stories

Civil society organizations

© UNICEF/Saleh Hayyan

News in Brief 4 November 2022

  • Safety and security of Yemeni civilians at risk without truce extension
  • Concern after 5 arrested at women’s civil society press conference in Kabul
  • Climate crisis in Pakistan highlights need for adaptation investment
UNICEF/Atheer AlYaseen

Iraqi civil society needs greater access to information

Civil society organizations in Iraq need greater access to information about the victims and perpetrators of violence in the conflict-ridden country if they are to be able to support emergency efforts; that’s according to the director of an Iraqi health organization who recently visited the UN in New York.

The terrorist group ISIL or Daesh continues to occupy parts of the Middle Eastern country, although it has been driven from the formerly besieged city of Fallujah.

During that occupation it was accused of carrying out widespread abuses.