This timeline contains chronological reports of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) occupation of Fallujah, with a focus on humanitarian concerns, food insecurity, and civilian resistance to occupying ISIS forces. While the majority of these reports come from our weekly Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor publication, several supplementary… Read more
Children affected by ISIS’s chemical weapons attack on Taza. Photo by Mustafa al-Obeidi
Within days of the 28th anniversary of the chemical weapons attack on the residents of Halabja in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region – which a 1991 Human Rights Watch investigation called “the single largest chemical weapons attack against a… Read more
“I have long said that Americans are the most generous people in the world. But we do have the shortest attention spans. And when it comes to global crises today, I fear that too many in the United States believe that we can insulate ourselves from the world’s problems and… Read more
On Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met in the Oval Office. Both leaders expressed their commitment to a robust relationship between the two countries, emphasizing priorities for continued cooperation. Several of these priorities reflect the progress that Haider al-Abadi has made in improving governance… Read more
By Alec Lynde
In a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on February 25, 2015, Secretary of State John Kerry offered his remarks on Iraq’s new central government, led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi:
Part of the problem in Iraq was the sectarianism that the former prime minister had… Read more
Hospital in the Gawilan Refugee camp located within the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
Mental illness and Psychiatry are both frontier areas of medicine and are still gaining ground in both developed and developing nations. In Iraq, an estimated 18.6% of the population suffers from mental illness, that is 5.9 million… Read more
While many choose to focus on divisions in Iraq, they often ignore what is shared among Iraqis, like the simple pleasure of tea.
The advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Iraq and corresponding events, along with ISIS’s effective use of social media, have given rise… Read more
EPIC Program Associate Taif Jany and Spring 14 intern Alicia Sornson deliver the petition to Capitol Hill
Today EPIC shares with you some fascinating news. After a year-long campaign, with the support of 11,628 concerned citizens worldwide, including 8500 from across the United States, EPIC delivered its signed petition to… Read more
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and empowering youth in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.