#HearMeToo – QANDIL Joins The International Campaign to Combat Violence Against Women and Girls

“Violence is manifested in many different ways, and so is violence against women and girls. All over the world, women and girls are experiencing extensive abuse through physical, economical and emotional violence. The contexts and challenges differ across different places and we are all obliged to take a firm stand and action to combat gender-based violence and advocate for women’s rights. As a humanitarian aid organization, providing humanitarian assistance and promoting sustainable and peaceful societies, we constantly witness how refugees … read more



QANDIL Secretary General from Sweden Visits Iraq

QANDIL’s Secretary General Mr. Daniel visited Iraq on 12 April, 2018. During his brief stay in Iraq, Mr. Daniel held a number of meetings with QANDIL’s Swedish INGO management team to discuss the currently executed projects and the available opportunities for growth. His agenda also included visits to Erbil, Duhok and Sulaymania field offices to meet QANDIL’s officials and witness the various implemented projects. In Darashkran Camp, The Secretary General had the opportunity to visit the Social and vocational training … read more


QANDIL Swedish INGO in collaboration with GIZ launches its new Iraqi Returnee Project

QANDIL Swedish Humanitarian Aid Organization in partnership with GIZ is proud to announce the launch of its new Iraqi Returnee Project. The project aims to find a sustainable solution for Iraqi returnees from Germany and Europe with objectives that focus on supporting returnees to obtain legal documentation, provide psychosocial support for returnees, improve livelihood opportunities through vocational and technical trainings, support beneficiaries to find jobs and integrate with the local market. Such objectives will be achieved through activities ranging from … read more


QANDIL In Partnership with UNHCR, facilitates acquiring legal documents for IDPs in East of Mosul Camps

Mobile court issues key ID papers and certificates to displaced Mosul residents who need them to access essential services. Jassem, Najlaa, and their two children pose for a photo in their tent after visiting a mobile court in Hasansham U2 camp near Khazr, Iraq on June 6, 2017.  © UNHCR/Cengiz Yar For more details: http://www.unhcr.org/news/latest/2017/7/596dcb2f4/unhcr-helps-displaced-iraqis-acquire-vital-documentation.html  


QANDIL Newsletter – April to June 2017

QANDIL is pleased to announce the release of its latest newsletter detailing the activities done between the start of April and the end of June. The issue particularly focuses on World Refugee Day 2017 and all the work that QANDIL teams did in preparation for this internationally recognised day. Other features include a description of the Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance process, as well as health and hygiene activities. Read More


The Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action

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


QANDIL begins working in Hasansham U2

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 Newsletter – January to March 2017

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


Mosul, Mobile Courts, births, deaths and marriages – How QANDIL provides clarity

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