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Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor

By Ahmed Ali and Sarah Walker Updates for August 28, 2015 Protests continued this week is a dozen provinces across Iraq. Citizens are demanding the dismissal of corrupt officials, better services, judicial reform, and better job security. Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) in the provinces of Babil reportedly used water cannons and stun batons to disperse some of the protests, causing injuries and prompting accusations of excessive force.… Read more

We’re Over Half Way There!

Good news! Soccer Salam has raised over 11,000$ in the short time since its launch and we are well over half-way to our fundraising goal. At a time of soaring summer temperatures and growing urgency, Soccer Salam is on the ground responding to the most urgent needs of displaced Iraqi children and their families.… Read more

Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor

By Ahmed Ali and Sarah Walker Updates for August 21, 2015 The popular protests that began three weeks ago have spread to almost every province in Iraq and continue unabated. While the universal grievances include the need to dismiss corrupt officials and to support Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s reforms, some provinces have voiced additional concerns regarding education, land and income.… Read more