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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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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
On February 27th 2017, UNHCR issued a press release commending the “tireless” and “innovative” efforts that UNHCR and its partners, including QANDIL, have put into helping Iraqi families with legal assistance. The full press release details the high percentage of Iraqis requiring some form of legal counselling or assistance following their flight from conflict areas as well as noting the mobile court response. The last QANDIL sit rep for the Mosul response, dated February 22nd 2017 highlighted that since the … read more
Ahmad Aziz is six. Now he is happy, safe and living with his father in Erbil, however up until recently Ahmad’s situation was far more precarious. Ahmad’s family comes from western Mosul and though he himself was born in Erbil in 2011, he has spent most of his childhood growing up the family’s home back in Mosul. QANDIL teams spoke with Ahmad and his father and their story is representative of many of the issues faced by parents and … read more