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Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra) · 3d ago

Returnees to Mosul face booby-trapped homes and destruction

People are returning to their homes in Mosul, Iraq after years of violence to find their houses rigged with explosive devices and their cities uninhabitable. The destruction of buildings and...
Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra) · 4d ago

Britain’s AMAR gives Iraqi children a bright future

The AMAR Foundation’s wonderful new school opened its gates, to the first intake of boys and girls this week. Ten per cent of the schools pupils are orphans and each child will receive a sup...
Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra) · 6d ago

Community Centres Engage Iraq’s Displaced, Returnees and Host Communities

As Iraq recovers from years of conflict and widespread displacement, support is required not only to repair damaged physical infrastructure, but also to strengthen social relations. There a...
Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra) · 6d ago

One year on from the start of the battle for Mosul, civilians need assistance

One year after the start of the military campaign to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), 673,000 Muslawis are still displaced from their homes; 274,000 are liv...
Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra) · 6d ago

What next for Iraqi Higher Education?

Higher education in Iraq has suffered over the past 3 decades due to wars, sanctions, dictatorship and continuing conflict. Last year I undertook a Masters research project to investigate t...
Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra) · 6d ago

Three years after his last lesson, Ali and other children are back at school in war-torn Mosul

The Iraqi city's education system paid a heavy price in the battle to oust Islamic State - with only half of its 600 schools still standing according to the charity Their World. After three ...
Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra) · 6d ago

Book: Daughter of the Desert

Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty, but she turned her bac...
Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra) · 6d ago

Book: Return to the Marshes

It was the legendary traveller Wilfred Thesiger who first introduced Gavin Young to the Marshes of Iraq. Since then Young has been entranced by both the beauty of the Marshes and by the Mars...
Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra) · 6d ago

Enlarge Your World Through Books

Back in 2013, the children’s author Jacqueline Wilson told the Independent, that among the hundreds of fan letters she received from young people, those sent from fans in Eastern Europe, Spa...
Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra) · 6d ago

Book: Christianity in Iraq

Christianity was firmly established in Iraq from the earliest times, and the Churches of Iraq were to play a major role in the development of Christian theology and spirituality for many cen...