Take a look at our Humanitarian Crisis Overview Series by EPIC Intern Mark Abman. The series will cover key elements of the Humanitarian crisis in Iraq including displacement, protection, health, and access to food and water supplies.
The Power of a Photograph With the constant availability of camera-phones at our fingertips and the endless stream of casual snapshots that fill our social media timelines, we begin to take for granted the power that a single photograph can have….Read more on our blog to find out about one of EPIC’s latest fieldwork initiatives Photovoice Iraq!
The Iraq crisis which began with insurgent violence in al-Anbar during January of this year, has escalated dramatically since the fall of Mosul two months ago. What is the changing landscape of life in northern Iraq? What has become of the Iraqi Security Forces? Will Kurdistan become Independent? And, what moves must Iraq take moving forward? Tune in to this episode of IRAQ MATTERS to have all these pressing questions answered by Christine van den Toorn, an American researcher based in Iraq who has witnessed the crisis develop from within the nation.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began on June 28th, 2014. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim calendar, and of utmost importance to the Muslim “ummah,” or community. Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, and it is mandated that all healthy Muslims must fast everyday from sunrise to sunset during…
Since the fall of Baghdad, the international community has invested millions in empowering an active civil society in Iraq. What is the state of that society today? How are community organizations and activists adapting to the fall of Mosul, the mobilization of militias, and other recent developments? Find out these the answers to these questions by listening to our interview with Sarhang Hamasaeed, Senior Program Officer for the Middle East and North Africa at the United States Institute of Peace.
For a one page compilation of important facts on Iraq including the subjects of health, population, humanitarian crises, electricity, and more.
Women are an important part of a nation’s stabilization, economic standing and societal change. The women in Iraq are dealing with violations that are stripping away their rights and drastically changing their way of life. In Mosul, a city charter, issued by ISIS, outlines the rules and punishments for all citizens, with women being targeted…
"For the first time since the first century, there are basically no Christians left in the historic Iraqi city of Mosul."
Listen for more on NPR’s Morning Edition Interview with NPR’s Cairo-based international correspondent, Leila Fadel.