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October 15, 2020

Layla is a wife, mother, grandmother, and part of the Yezidi community from the Sinjar province in northern Iraq. Though she has been married since she was 16 years old, Layla, currently in her mid-60s, held an Iraqi civil ID that identifies her as “single”. Her marriage from half a century ago was never registered and therefore in the eyes of the government, Layla was never married - let alone a mother. 

Iraqi woman participates in community outreach to combat COVID-19
October 14, 2020

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided more than $60 million to Iraq to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 22, 2020

In June 2014, ISIS took over Mosul, beginning the most dreadful years of Asmaa’s life.

Asmaa, then a junior studying Business Administration at the University of Mosul, was forced to put her studies on hold.

August 31, 2020

08.28.2020 - USG Iraq Complex Emergency Program Map

August 31, 2020

08.28.2020 USG Iraq Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3


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