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WHAT IS QANDIL?

QANDIL is a not-for-profit, non-governmental, non-political, and non-religious humanitarian aid organization that was founded in 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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The 23rd and 24th of May 2017 marks the first year since the adoption of the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. The Charter marks an important step in recognizing the humanitarian community’s need to better include persons with disabilities in all aspects of their work. QANDIL, though not a signatory to the Charter at this point, supports the goals contained within and has continually worked to better address … read more

UNHCR confirmed in a press release that Hasansham U2 IDP is now open and ready to receive IDPs. QANDIL has already begun protection activities at the camp assisting the newly arriving families from Mosul. The camp has a capacity for 9,000 people and QANDIL will continue to work in partnership with UNHCR to make sure that adequate protection, community and legal services are provided. Since the fighting began in Mosul government figures suggest that more than 610,000 people have been displaced. Humanitarian … read more

QANDIL has been working hard to ensure that it provides the highest quality of service to all communities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I). The latest edition of the QANDIL Newsletter illustrates the work that was completed in 2016 and provides some information from the work conducted thus far in 2017. To learn more about any of QANDIL’s activities please take the time to view the Newsletter and feel free to contact the organization at the addresses provided for … read more

QANDIL teams have lobbied to have a ‘Mobile Court’ visit the camps responding to the Mosul crisis. The mobile courts operate with the full legal backing of the Ninevah appeal court and are currently operational in three IDP camps: Khazir, Hasan Sham 1 and Hasan Sham 2. Life in Mosul did not stop after June of 2014 and many people found themselves having papers issued for births, deaths and marriages that are not recognized outside of the city. This problem … read more

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