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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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Sitting in New York, London, or even just in Erbil, it is easy to grow sheltered to the events unfolding just across the border in Ninewah. However, with each passing day the Mosul crisis grows more complex, more difficult and more challenging. The humanitarian community is stretched. It is coping, but it is stretched. QANDIL, like others, upscaled ahead of the Mosul operation and in a previous piece the role of Mohammed Jabber, a long-term QANDIL staff member, was highlighted. … read more
Mosul is the second largest city in Iraq, which since 2014, has been behind a wall of secrecy. In June of that year, ISIS or Daesh took control of the location, securing a foothold in Northern Iraq, with cross border access to Syria. Information about the conditions inside the city trickled out, accompanying the refugees and IDPs that sought shelter in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). QANDIL, not new to the context of the KRI, has been assisting many … read more