13 April 2007

Humanitarian Needs of Iraqi Refugees and IDPs

The UNHCR International Conference on Addressing the Humanitarian Needs of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons inside Iraq and in Neighbouring Countries will be held next week, 17-18 April. This briefing note describes the overall objectives of the meeting. Invitations were sent to 192 governments, 65 international organizations and some 60 NGOs; some of the participants are listed here. ICVA, representing NGOs, will present two statements at the meeting. More information about NGO contributions is available on ICVA's conference sub-site.

The latest issue of Refugees Magazine (no. 146, April 2007) focuses on Iraq.

For the latest on the humanitarian aspects of the situation in Iraq, see ReliefWeb's updates. ECOI.net country reports and the Brookings Iraq Index also provide useful information.

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