30,000 people joined the London Stand up Against Racism demonstration (thousands more marched in Glasgow and Cardiff) from Portland Place to Parliament square protesting about the UK government’s refusal to admit unaccompanied child refugees and Donald Trump’s Executive order stopping citizens of 7 countries entering America.Read More »
As part of their International Women’s day celebration the Federation hosted a seminar for Bahar Munzir, co-ordinator of the People Development Organisation and board member of the Kurdistan secular centre (KSC) on Wednesday 15 March at the Institute of Education, London.Read More »
13th March 2017 Two children, aged 1 and 3, died this week in the displaced camps in Hammam-Al-Alil camp as a direct consequence of lack of food and medicine. Those who are able to escape chemical attacks launched by ISIS, and the bombardment of the Iraqi forces’ cannons on the ...Read More »
IFIR invites you to hear Bahar Munzir Wednesday 15 March 6pm-9pm Room 804, Institute of Education Bahar will be discussing the plight of Yazedi women who have escaped ISIS. She will also talk about the many women and children refugees displaced from Mosul.Read More »
IFIR Iraq Weekly Press Release: To secure a safe route for families and their children to escape the war in the western part of Mosul.
24th February 2017. A new offensive to retake the western part of Mosul from ISIS has started. This follows a formal announcement of the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on 19 February.Read More »
IFIR Iraq Weekly Press Release – Combating child marriage among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kurdistan Iraq.
17th February 2017 Child marriage dramatically increased among Internally Displaced Persons in Kurdistan Iraq following the ISIS attack on Mosul and the eastern region of Iraq in 2014.Read More »
IFIR Iraq Weekly Press Release: Internally Displaced Families(IDFs) in crossfire between ISIS and Shi’a Militias
10th February 2017. Tens of thousands of Internally Displaced Families (IDFs) are caught in the crossfire between ISIS and the Shi’a Militias. The IDFs want to return back to their homes after the defeat of ISIS. They say that they have been prevented from doing so, and have been held and subjected to questioning for long periods that could range from a few days to months. These families include elderly; women and children They suffer ...Read More »
Since the Mosul operation started thousands of people have sought refuge across all parts Iraq. A high number of people from Mosul are now living in Ninwa and Baghdad. Those fleeing Mosul suffer from increasing unmet needs such as lack of food, clean water, medicine, tents and hygiene kits. Unfortunately ...Read More »
23th January 2017. International Organization for Migration (IOM) stated on the 6th January that the number of displaced persons since the second offensive in Mosul on 29th December 2016 has reached 22,217 families (133,302 individuals). Many have been displaced from the fighting pushing them from three directions into eastern districts where the battle ...Read More »
19 January 2017 We are delighted to announce that the International Federation of Iraqi Refugees (IFIR) has opened a new branch in Baghdad-Iraq. This will enable IFIR to expand its work and to support Internally Displaced People (IPDs) in the capital of Iraq, Baghdad. .Read More »