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Krise im Irak - Aktuelle Entwicklungen

Since June 2014, Iraq has been facing unprecedented political challenges. In order to inform you of these rapidly changing developments and their implications for the Kurdistan Region, we have compiled international news articles, interviews with government officials, as well as statements by the presidency and government of the Kurdistan Region.

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Successful clothing drive for refugees and IDPs in the Kurdistan Region

Successful clothing drive for refugees and IDPs in the Kurdistan Region

On the weekend of 7 and 8 February, the KRG Representation Austria in cooperation with the Austro-Kurdish Youth-Initiative organized a clothing drive for refugees in the Kurdistan Region. The willingness to donate was huge, in total more than 1000 boxes with clothing, diapers, toys, blankets, and bed sheets were packed and prepared to be transported…
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ORF photo report on the everyday life of refugees in the Kurdistan Region

ORF photo report on the everyday life of refugees in the Kurdistan Region

A photo report of Austrian ORF portays the situation of many refugees in the Kurdistan Region-Iraq: Having fled from the terror militia Islamic State (IS), more than one million people found refuge in the autonomous Kurdistan Region. Despite bordering an area which is under siege by the jihadists, the northern Iraqi region still constitutes a…
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Caritas President Landau on refugee crisis in Kurdistan: “We need to help now”

Caritas President Landau on refugee crisis in Kurdistan: “We need to help now”

During a trip to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Michael Landau, President of Caritas Austria, highlighted the humanitarian situation of refugees and IDPs, currently numbering 2.1 million. The enormous influx of refugees is challenging: the Kurdistan Region has seen a 20 percent increase in its population. Caritas underlined the large number of children and stressed…
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President Barzani participates at Munich Security Conference

President Barzani participates at Munich Security Conference

Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani visited Munich to participate in the annual Munich Security Conference. On Friday, the President and an accompanying KRG delegation attended the opening ceremony of the Conference and then held bilateral meetings with Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic, and former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.…
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