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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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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
Interview with Al-Jazeera Arabic Channel from Qandil on Vimeo. QANDIL Country Director Lawk Ahmad is interviewed by Al Jazeera Arabic concerning the situation for IDPs who are fleeing the conflict in Mosul. Lawk explains that one of the main challenges faced by humanitarians working with IDPs who have been living under areas controlled by ISIS. He notes that a key problem is that any papers documenting life changing events, births, marriages, deaths, etc issued during this time are not legitimate … read more