The Genocide Against the Mandaeans of Iraq Continues

The Mandaean Human rights group condemns the brutal killing of a Mandaean man in Kirkuk and wounding his brother. 

On Sunday 27 Nov 2016 Mr Sami Kafif Z. AlZuhairy was murdered in the streets of Kirkuk, and his brother was wounded. 

The two brothers were attacked by four gunmen while driving to work. The attackers escaped chanting "Kufar" slogans. 

Iraq’s abandoned schools speak of a lost generation

Fathi Abdullah is twelve years old, but he doesn’t look a day over seven. His baby face is unscathed, despite years of having lived under Daesh. But his eyes tell a different story, showing a maturity beyond his years. Abdullah was nine when the militant group Daesh took over Iraq’s second largest city. With the city’s fall in June 2014, the armed group declared a “caliphate,” stretching from Syria to Iraq. 

Team of Czech surgeons head to Iraq to support coalition forces

The Battle of Mosul began back in mid-October. A major offensive by Iraqi troops, backed by international coalition forces, the aim is to liberate the city, which fell to ISIL back in the summer of 2014. Czech forces are not taking a direct part in fighting, but are offering various forms of ancillary support, such as training of Iraqi pilots. 

Manchester Iraqi's Call for Festive Foodbank Support

The city of Manchester in England, is home to a vibrant Iraqi community, many of whom arrived in the UK during the 1970’s, 1980’s and the 1990’s. In that time, people from Iraq have become part of the city’s social and economic fabric. 

Join the Iraqi community and celebrate an #IraqiChristmas, by donating canned products and other festive items, to the Manchester Central Foodbank. Your gift of Christmas, will help vulnerable men, women and children in Manchester. 

Almost 80,000 Displaced by Mosul Fighting as Winter Hits Northern Iraq

Winter rains and plunging temperatures have hit northern Iraq in the past two days, posing additional challenges for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and communities affected by military operations around Mosul. Current displacement from Mosul operations stands at 77,826 people since 17 October; over 42,000 IDPs are from the sub-district of Markaz Mosul, where Mosul City is located.