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Latest reports from Iraq

IRAQ: Aid workers remain under threat, say NGO officials

BAGHDAD, 23 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - There has been an increase in the number of threats against local and international humanitarian workers by unknown sources, say locally-based NGO officials.Full report

IRAQ: Meat prices double as government bans chicken imports

BAGHDAD, 23 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Red meat prices have doubled in Iraq as demand has increased, following a ban on imported chickens announced after the death of two Iraqis from the H5N1 avian virus. Full report

IRAQ: Aid agencies unable to enter Samarra

BAGHDAD, 22 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Aid agencies say thay have been prevented from entering the city of Samarra, in central Iraq, where a major US and Iraqi military operation is underway.Full report

IRAQ: Fallujah situation improving slowly

FALLUJAH, 21 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - It has been 14 months since US forces fought insurgents in the city of Fallujah, but there is still slow progress on humanitarian issues, according to local officials.Full report

IRAQ-JORDAN: Border closed with Iraq, refugees refused entry

AMMAN, 21 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - The Jordan-Iraqi border at Karama closed on Monday and remains so after 89 Palestinian refugees from Iraq, including 42 children, tried to enter Jordan, according to the UNs refugee agency in Amman, UNHCR.Full report

IRAQ: More than 3,000 families fled due to sectarian conflict, government says.

BAGHDAD, 21 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - The Iraqi Ministry of Immigration and Displacement said on Tuesday that 3,705 families had been displaced in the country, as a result of the ongoing sectarian violence.Full report

IRAQ: Insecurity, corruption hamper reconstruction effort

BAGHDAD, 20 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Muhammad Khalid, a 42 year-old shopkeeper in the capital, Baghdad, is still waiting for compensation for the destruction of his house during the March 2003 US-led invasion of the country. Full report

IRAQ: Hundreds of families displaced due to major offensive

BAGHDAD, 19 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Hundreds of families have fled the city of Samarra, some 120 km northwest of the capital, Baghdad, after US coalition and Iraqi forces launched the biggest air offensive in the country since 2003.Full report

IRAQ: Kurdish authorities vow to upgrade services after protests

BAGHDAD, 19 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - The regional Kurdish parliament in northern Iraq has formed a committee to investigate recent protests in the city of Halabja, in the Sulaimaniyah governorate, after hundreds of residents took to the streets last week calling for improved services.Full report

IRAQ: Sectarian violence leads to displacement in capital

BAGHDAD, 16 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Dozens of families in the capital, Baghdad, have been displaced from their neighbourhoods due to the sectarian violence that has come in the wake of the Samarra shrine bombing in February and subsequent attacks.Full report


Year in Brief and Review Iraq

IRAQ: Year in Review 2005 - Iraqis go to the polls

IRAQ: Year in Brief 2005 - Chronology of humanitarian events

IRIN Focuses & Interviews for Iraq

IRAQ: Women attacked for removing headscarves, NGO says

IRAQ: Activists call on army, police to respect women’s rights

IRAQ: Male homosexuality still a taboo

IRAQ-MIDDLE EAST: Street children face hunger and abuse

IRAQ: Optimism high as preparations for national elections continue


IRAQ: Briefing paper on food security

IRAQ: Briefing paper on power

IRAQ: Briefing paper on water and sanitation

IRAQ: Briefing paper on Education

IRAQ: Briefing paper on health

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