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Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor

ISHM: March 17 – 23, 2017

This week's headlines: Prime Minister Abadi Visits DC Ahead of International Coalition Conference ▪ Cordon Tightens in Western Mosul ▪ Casualty Rates Rise in Western Mosul; PMU Involvement in Screenings Alleged ▪ ISIS Sleeper Cells Targeted in Anbar, Diyala, Salah ad-Din Provinces ▪ Militants Question Allegiance to ISIS? ▪ New UNAMI Youth Program Encourages Cooperation, Dialogue

Recent Analysis

To Survive and Succeed in Mosul

Following a recent day trip to eastern Mosul to visit the clinics receiving support from Soccer Salam, EPIC’s Matthew Schweitzer describes the sheer destruction facing the lifelong residents struggling to Read more

Iraq’s Public Healthcare System in Crisis

The dissolution of Iraq’s once-prestigious healthcare system represents the tragic culmination to a longer trajectory of decline marked by war, sanctions, funding shortfalls, and neglect over three decades.Read more

Our Latest Podcasts

#30: Remembering Mutanabbi Street 10 Years Later

Mutanabbi Street is a celebrated part of Baghdad named for the 10th century Iraqi poet. It is filled with bookstores and cafes where people have gathered for centuries to exchange knowledge and ideas, and has been dubbed the heart and soul of Baghdad’s literary community.

But 10 years ago, on March 5, 2007, 26 … Read more

#29: How are Refugees Resettled in the US?

On January 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that suspends refugee admissions to the United States for 120 days, bars all Syrian refugees indefinitely, and dramatically reduces the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States in 2017, among other immigration restrictions. The order, titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry … Read more

#28: Displacements Beyond Mosul

Today, more than 10 million Iraqis – half of them children – are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. More than 3.3 million Iraqis have been displaced from their homes since 2014. As Iraqi Security Forces and their allies work to liberate Mosul of ISIS militants (a process that may last for months), hundreds of … Read more