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 start of the most recent conflict in October, legal counselling has been provided to 5,557 individuals by QANDIL lawyers and a further 742 legal cases involving birth, marriage, death certificates or power-of-attorney have been processed.
QANDIL welcomes the support that UNHCR has provided throughout the response and hopes that this latest press release will help focus international attention on this critical issue.
Full Press Release English: http://www.qandil.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/UNHCR-Press-Release-27.02.2017.pdf
Full Press Release Arabic: http://www.qandil.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/UNHCR-Press-Release-27.02.2017-Arabic.pdf