islamic »

Fleeing Islamic State: ‘We heard them calling takbir’

Fleeing Islamic State: ‘We heard them calling takbir’

June 30, 2015 0

AMUDA, SYRIA 30 June 2015 (IRIN) - Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled fighting in the northern city of Hassakeh, with residents describing widespread panic following a sustained assault by so-called Islamic

Read More »
Islamic State attack puts Kobani reconstruction at risk

Islamic State attack puts Kobani reconstruction at risk

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 26, 2015 0

BEIRUT 26 June 2015 (IRIN) - The Islamic State's daring attack on the Kurdish Syrian city of Kobani has left thousands of those who returned displaced again, including over 1,000 stranded on the

Read More »
IRIN’s Top Picks: Burundi, bombs and bogus claims

IRIN’s Top Picks: Burundi, bombs and bogus claims

June 5, 2015 0

DUBAI 05 June 2015 (IRIN) - This week our Top Picks cover the deadly civilian toll in Yemen, Burundi, the battle against self-declared Islamic State in Iraq, an alleged aid scandal in Haiti,

Read More »
Iraqi IDPs: one year and counting

Iraqi IDPs: one year and counting

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 4, 2015 0

ERBIL 04 June 2015 (IRIN) - One year on from the fall of Mosul to militants from the so-called Islamic State, displaced families living in a camp in Erbil tell IRIN how they

Read More »
One year after Mosul’s fall, Iraq’s worsening displacement crisis

One year after Mosul’s fall, Iraq’s worsening displacement crisis

June 4, 2015 0

DUBAI 04 June 2015 (IRIN) - One year after militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) seized control of Iraq’s second city Mosul, the country is sinking into an ever-deepening quagmire with more

Read More »
Briefing: How 2.9 million Iraqis were displaced in 18 months

Briefing: How 2.9 million Iraqis were displaced in 18 months

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 4, 2015 0

DUBAI 04 June 2015 (IRIN) - Nearly three million Iraqis have been displaced since January 2014 due to fighting between the self-proclaimed Islamic State and government forces. We explain the different waves of

Read More »
Is the Philippines about to miss its chance at peace?

Is the Philippines about to miss its chance at peace?

June 4, 2015 0

MANILA 04 June 2015 (IRIN) - After almost 30 years of fighting, the government in the Philippines signed a peace agreement last year with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). With a bill

Read More »
Islamic State left ‘booby-trapped corpses’ in Kobani

Islamic State left ‘booby-trapped corpses’ in Kobani

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 27, 2015 0

LONDON 27 May 2015 (IRIN) - Four months after the militants of so-called Islamic State were driven out of Syria’s Kobani, returning residents are still struggling to deal with the awful mess left

Read More »
UN Watchdog blasts Iraq over IDP treatment

UN Watchdog blasts Iraq over IDP treatment

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 19, 2015 0

DUBAI 19 May 2015 (IRIN) - A UN watchdog has blasted the Iraqi authorities for their failure to adequately support and protect the nearly three million people displaced within its borders by the

Read More »
Whatever happened to Kobani?

Whatever happened to Kobani?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 7, 2015 0

BEIRUT 07 May 2015 (IRIN) - Four months on from the Islamic State retreat from the north Syrian town of Kobani, residents are becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of aid. >

Read More »