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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    UN says Iraq humanitarian crisis ‘at highest level’ in wake of Islamic State onslaught

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 06:43pm by AP

    ... announced its highest level of emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq in the wake of the onslaught by Islamic militants who have overrun much of the country’s north and west and driven out ... Nickolay Mladenov, who pointed to the “scale and complexity of the current humanitarian catastrophe.” Tens of thousands of Yazidis fled the Islamic State group’s advance to take refuge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1573630/plan-under-way-rescue-yazidi-refugees-stranded-iraqi-mountain-david-cameron
  2. News - World - IRAQ

    More US troops sent to northern Iraq, but only on temporary aid mission

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 09:32pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Camp Pendleton, United States Defence secretary insists they are there to assess humanitarian crisis facing Yazidi refugees US sends more troops to north Iraq Another 130 US troops have arrived in Iraq on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572939/more-us-troops-sent-northern-iraq-only-temporary-aid-mission
  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Germany flies aid to Iraq as Britain considers sending arms to Kurds

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 06:20pm by Reuters and AP

    ... planes have taken off for Iraq with 36 tonnes of humanitarian aid to help civilians uprooted by fighting in the north of the country. Air force spokesman Captain Andre Hesse said the planes left ... and ammunition to Kurdish forces, US and European officials have said. Premier David Cameron has so far said Britain’s response would be limited to a humanitarian effort, but London has also been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574302/germany-flies-aid-iraq-britain-considers-sending-arms-kurds
  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Islamic State takes town of Sinjar from Kurdish forces in northern Iraq

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... straight day of advances against Kurdish forces, sparking mass displacement the UN called a humanitarian tragedy. The capture of Sinjar by militant opposition force Islamic State has raised fears ... in June. "A humanitarian tragedy is unfolding in Sinjar," the top UN envoy in Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, said. The capture of Sinjar prompted up to 200,000 people to flee, many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565817/islamic-state-takes-town-sinjar-kurdish-forces-northern-iraq
  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Thousands flee as Islamist fighters surge towards Kurdish capital

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:46pm by Reuters

    ... a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said, adding that 200,000 people had fled the fighting. "This is a tragedy of immense proportions, impacting the lives ... and at least 40 had died. Obama has been looking at a range of options, from dropping humanitarian supplies on Mount Sinjar to military strikes on fighters from the Islamic State who are at the base ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1568589/thousands-flee-islamist-fighters-surge-towards-kurdish-capital
  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Time running out for Iraqis besieged by jihadists as UN warns of ‘potential genocide’

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:52pm by AFP

    ... the scope of the humanitarian crisis. A US defence official said the temporary additional personnel would also develop humanitarian assistance options beyond the current airdrop effort in support ... “other contributing states”. And Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed Wednesday his country would join humanitarian airdrops in Iraq, and did not rule out the possibility of greater ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572902/un-warns-genocide-iraqi-refugees-overrun-islamic-state-jihadists
  7. News - World - IRAQ

    With 'far fewer' Yazidis stuck on Iraqi peak than thought, rescue less likely

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... of the success of humanitarian air drops, air strikes on ISIL [IS] targets, the efforts of the [Kurdish] peshmerga [fighters] and the ability of thousands of Yazidis to evacuate from the mountain each ... or open a humanitarian corridor. Thousands of people have poured across a border bridge into camps in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region after trekking through neighbouring Syria to find ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573684/far-fewer-yazidis-stuck-iraqi-peak-thought-rescue-less-likely
  8. News - World - IRAQ

    Kurdish forces recapture key Iraqi dam as US, Britain step up support

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... Michael Fallon, in comments published Monday, said Britain’s Iraq involvement now goes beyond a humanitarian mission and is set to last for months. “We and other countries in Europe are determined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576129/kurdish-iraqi-forces-recapture-mosul-dam-islamic-state-militants
  9. News - World - IRAQ

    20,000 Yazidis flee to safety

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... President Barack Obama ordered warplanes back into the skies over Iraq to avert what he said could be an impending genocide, France and Britain joined the humanitarian response. US jets conducted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570862/20000-yazidis-flee-safety
  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Town on front line of fight to defend Kurdish capital from jihadis hunkers down

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by MCT

    ... if we're going to hold our country together," he said. Obama on Thursday authorised the US military to make air drops of humanitarian assistance to prevent what he called a potential ... Francois Hollande and they had agreed to provide humanitarian assistance for Iraqi civilians. Reuters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570179/town-front-line-fight-defend-kurdish-capital-jihadis-hunkers-down

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