“We need to maintain the flow of water and food. Basics only, inexpensive but continuous and lifesaving.” – Hala al-Saraf, Director of our Soccer Salam partner, the Iraq Health Access Organization
Iraqi Security Forces and their allies are quickly making gains in their efforts to clear the city of Mosul… Read more
Join us on Sunday, August 28, 10 AM at the Washington Monument for DCRally4Refugees!
The event seeks to raise awareness about the magnitude of the global refugee crisis, encourage advocacy and U.S. support for relief efforts, and demonstrate solidarity with refugees and displaced people worldwide.
Several Iraqis and many… Read more
The American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015 fell short of the required votes for cloture in the Senate yesterday, effectively bringing the discriminatory legislation to a halt.
The SAFE Act would have required the FBI to conduct a redundant investigation into the background of any individual seeking refugee… Read more
James Fallow, Phillip Gordon, Nancy Lindborg, and David Miliband at “The Humanitarian Tinderbox: How Governments and NGOs Must Address the Global Aid Crisis
“Conflict is natural. The issue is how well we manage conflict and attempt to not allow it progress to violence.” – President of USIP, Nancy Lindborg
In… Read more
Map of Iraq’s Provinces
This post will focus on Internally Displaced Persons, or IDPs. Understanding the significance of the IDP problem is crucial to understanding the humanitarian crisis occurring in Iraq today. There are currently roughly 3.9 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Iraq, 3.2 million of those being… 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
A Syrian refugee family in a crowded refugee camp in Erbil. Iraq is one of several countries neighboring Syria that is hosting part of the nearly 2 million refugees. Now, families like these may not be able to receive food from the UN. (Erik Gustafson/EPIC)
“But the fact is the… Read more
The Education for Peace in Iraq Center is an independent 501(c)3 organization committed to lasting peace
and empowering youth in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.