Iraq Reports

7 January 2011
The Guardian
How America armed al-Qaida
by Dominic Streatfeild
In an exclusive extract from his new book, A History of the World since 9/11, Dominic Streatfeild explains how despite expert warnings, the US let al-Qaida buy an arsenal of deadly weapons – then tried to cover it up, more.

Iraqi Universities ranked low in ranking of universities world-wide, more.

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Iraqi Refugees
Fleeing violence and persecution, millions of Iraqis have scattered across Iraq, Syria, Jordan and other countries. Ongoing strife and devastation in Iraq prevent most from returning home safely. The International Rescue Committee is providing vital aid and calling the world's attention to their plight, more

29 September 2010
Lack of Iraq govt hurting security and refugee returns
by Prashant Rao
BAGHDAD — A spike in unrest accompanying Iraq's failure to form a government is scaring people from passing on much-needed intelligence and deterring refugees from returning home, more.

01 July 2009
Surviving in the city
by Jeff Crisp, Jane Janz, José Riera, Shahira Samy
A review of UNHCR’s operation for Iraqi refugees in urban areas of Jordan, Lebanonand Syria, more.

31 January 2009
Iraq: Key facts and figures
Nearly six years after the US-led invasion, Iraq is preparing to go to the polls in provincial elections.
Millions of dollars have been spent on rebuilding the country's infrastructure, but there is still a long way to go, more.

30 October 2008
Refugees International
Iraqi Refugees: Plan for Ongoing Support in an Unstable Region
by Kristele Younes and Sayre Nyce
Two million Iraqi refugees are increasingly desperate and few of them are willing to return home. Although the United Nations and donor governments have dramatically increased their response to Iraqi refugees' needs, these efforts must be expanded as refugees are increasingly vulnerable due to depleting assets and rising costs, more.

05 August 2008
Brookings Institute
The Looming Crisis: Displacement and Security in Iraq by Elizabeth G. Ferris
Lost in discussions of the military surge, the pace of troop drawdowns, and political benchmarks are millions of displaced Iraqi women, children, and men. Their plight is both a humanitarian tragedy and a strategic crisis that is not being addressed. more.

17 March 2008
Refugees International
Iraqi Refugees: Improve UN Outreach in Syria
by Krystelel Younes and Elizabeth Campbell
In 2007, the international community finally started responding to the plight of Iraqi refugees in the Middle East. The attention to the crisis resulted in increased funding that allowed the UN—particularly the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)—and non-governmental organizations to develop and expand their programs. Still, much more remains to be done to identify and meet the particular needs of refugees from mixed socio-economic backgrounds living in developed urban areas, more.

01 March 2008
International Rescue Committee
Five Years Later, a Hidden Crisis: Report of the IRC Commission on Iraqi Refugees
The war that was launched in Iraq five years ago has produced one of the largest humanitarian crises of our time. Yet this crisis is largely hidden from the public and ignored by the international community. More than four million Iraqis of different religions, ethnicities and backgrounds are estimated to be uprooted by horrific violence and death and are in dire need of help. About half have fled to Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and elsewhere in the region, more.

01 September 2007
Statistics on Displaced Iraqis Around the World
An estimated 60,000 Iraqis are being forced to leave their homes every month by continuing violence. As of September 2007, there
were believed to be well over 4 million displaced Iraqis around the world, including some 2.2 million inside Iraq and a similar number in neighbouring countries (in particular Syria and Jordan) and some 200,000 further afield. Around one million were displaced prior to 2003. The ability of neighbouring states to handle such larger numbers is close to breaking point, more.

28 April 2007
Education Under Attack
by Brendan O’Malley
A global study on targeted political and military violence against education staff, students, teachers, union and government officials, and institutions, more.

09 February 2006
The 2006 ICC Iraq report
The Office of the Prosecutor has received over 240 communications concerning the situation in Iraq.
These communications express the concern of numerous citizens and organizations regarding the launching of military operations and the resulting human loss, more.