Iraq

Iraq: UN calls on Government to ensure safety of Iranian exiles after rockets hit camp

The United Nations today called on the Iraqi Government to ensure maximum security for some 3,200 Iranian exiles in a camp near Baghdad airport after a rocket attack on the airport last night reportedly killed a number of residents and seriously wounded others.

Murder of cameraman prompts UN concern for freedom of information in Iraq

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom expressed alarm today over violent suppression of the media in Iraq, following the killing of news cameraman Alaa Edwar in the northern province of Nineveh.

Security Council condemns Iraqi violence, reaffirms support to people, Government

The Security Council today strongly condemned the recent spate of terrorist attacks in Iraq, as the top United Nations official in the country warned of a deteriorating security environment there aimed at undermining the Iraqi Government and elected officials.

UN panel pays out over $1.2 billion in reparations for Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait

The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses due to Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, today made $1.24 billion available to the Government of Kuwait.

Iraq: launching new trust fund, UN chief urges relocation of Champ Hurriya residents

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Member States to offer safe relocation for residents of Camp Hurriya, located near the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and to contribute to a trust fund launched today to cover costs related to the relocation process.

UN chief strongly condemns latest wave of attacks in Iraq ahead of the Eid holiday

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned in the strongest terms a string of bombings which have killed or wounded scores of Iraqis ahead of the Eid Al-Adha holiday.

Iraq: UN urges death penalty moratorium following execution of 42 people in two days

The United Nations human rights Office today called on the Iraqi Government to immediately halt all executions immediately following reports that authorities put 42 individuals to death over the past two days.

Iraq: UN envoy appalled by deadly suicide bomb attack on children in school playground

Deploring the “appalling” suicide bomb attack that killed over 10 children and injured dozens more in northern Iraq, a senior United Nations official today appealed to the conflict-wracked country’s political, religious and civil leaders to find a way to put an end to the violence.

UN rights office calls on Iraq to determine whereabouts of missing Iranian exiles

The United Nations human rights office today called on the Government of Iraq to do all it can to ascertain the whereabouts of seven former residents of Camp Ashraf, who have been missing since the facility, which housed Iranian exiles, was attacked on 1 September, leaving at least 52 residents dead.

Syrian refugee family in limbo in Iraq

Peroz Ismail. [Adapted from UNIFEED][/caption]The ongoing fighting in Syria has forced more than two million people to seek refuge in neighbouring countries.

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