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.


Life continues for resettled Syrian refugees

Young refugees from Syria who have been resettled in Europe are being given opportunities to continue their studies in school.

Five years of civil war has driven almost five million people abroad from their homes in Syria.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is working with NGOs and nations like Portugal to provide scholarships and accommodation for Syrian students.

Janie Cangelosi has the story.

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