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


UNHCR Issue Press Release on Legal Assistance Provided to Iraqis Fleeing Mosul

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