Have We Forgotten? Remembering Amara and the soldiers of WW1


Here are some fascinating pictures, that were taken on the 17/8/2017 at the Amara War Cemetery in Southern Iraq. The monument lists the names of the British men who died in the Mesopotamia campaign during the First World War. 

According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Amara contains 4,621 burials from World War One, more than 3,000 of whom were brought into the cemetery after Armistice, whilst 925 of the graves remain unidentified. 

Due to the current climate of political instability, the situation has made it challenging for the CWGC to maintain its cemeteries within Iraq and alternative arrangements for commemoration have been implemented. 

UN urges Iraq to do more for IS sex abuse victims

Iraq must do more to ensure that thousands of women and girls who survived sexual violence by Islamic State group jihadists receive care, protection and justice, the UN said Tuesday. 

In a fresh report, the UN Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) and the UN rights office also warned that the children born as a result of the sexual violence risked facing a lifetime of discrimination and abuse. 

"The physical, mental and emotional injuries inflicted by (IS) are almost beyond comprehension," UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said in a statement."If victims are to rebuild their lives, and indeed those of their children, they need justice and they need redress," he insisted. 

Securing the future with AMAR in Iraq


In case anyone missed this, work is almost complete on the AMAR International Charitable Foundation’s latest project, where they are expecting this new Secondary School in Basra, to begin teaching over 500 students in October. 

As the Foundation has stated, ten percent of the intake will include young people who have been orphaned and each child will now receive a fantastic education, completely free of charge. 

No immediate return to school for many children of Mosul

Among the hundreds of thousands of people who fled Mosul in the last six months are children who have lost up to three years of formal learning. 

Since the Iraqi Government declared that Mosul has been retaken, Iraqis have begun the daunting task of rebuilding their education system so that children can return to school. 

“The damage done to the educational system in Mosul is catastrophic. School buildings have been destroyed and years of education lost among its children and youth. 

Authorities deliver health services for people fleeing the Telafar

As hundreds of people flee the crisis in Telafar, a city west of Mosul, Iraq, the World Health Organization (WHO) and health partners, in collaboration with Ninewa health authority, have established static and mobile medical clinics to offer 24/7 lifesaving emergency and primary health care services to meet the urgent needs of people fleeing the crisis. 

The static and mobile clinics have been established in 2 mustering points in Buweyr and Musaid, as well as in the 2 screening sites in Badoush and Scorpion Junction. They will provide round-the-clock health services, including essential services. 

Emergency medical supplies, trauma, and emergency health kits have also been delivered to the field hospitals and primary health care centres in Hammam Al-Alil to cope with the number of people fleeing from the conflict areas.