The fight for Mosul’s future is only just beginning. NGOs, governments and civil society need to work together to ensure the cycle of war and violence is broken
After the self-described Islamic State took control of Mosul, Iraq, in 2016, girls were banned from taking part in any sports. Now a group of girls are breaking old taboos by learning to swim in one of the few pools that wasn’t destroyed in the fighting.
More than 9,000 people lost their lives - seeing the city then, it was hard to imagine it would ever recover
A special envoy for the U.N. Refugee Agency, Jolie recounts her personal experience of the horror in Syria.
The country’s future relies on the backing of all Iraqi people whatever their religion, ethnicity, culture or creed
On the night of December 19 I received a message from Laura. Our mutual friend Ahmed had been missing since the previous
My friend Olivier Sarbil spent the best part of nine months on the front line of the brutal fight for Iraq’s second largest city
The liberation of Mosul is proof of the incredible effort and sacrifice that went into driving out Daesh. Along with this, it has highlighted the bravery and resilience of the residents who, despite hailing from different faiths and backgrounds, all joined together to reject the oppressive doctrine that almost put an end to the city itself.
A bombed out school in West Mosul Three years after Mosul first fell to the so-called Islamic State in Iraq & Syria (ISIS
The people I met once had good jobs, salaries and owned their own homes before ISIS came and took everything from them. Their children went to school, they played in the streets outside their homes and imagined a future - now they will have to rebuild everything.