With the end of the American-led intervention in December 2011, Iraq is moving away from being in an emergency situation to a new phase of development. Recent developments have occurred, such as the four-year plan launched in 2011 by the new Government of Iraq in order to improve the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq. Despite these progressive changes, new displacement still occurs and a large number of people in Iraq have unmet humanitarian needs. As such, there remain severe challenges for Iraq’s new development phase, especially in the context of Iraqi internally displaced persons and Iraqi refugees.
Therefore we would like to invite you for the photo-exhibition and expert meeting on Iraq that will be organised by theInternal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), in order to regain attention on the on-going humanitarian struggles and needs in Iraq, while also demonstrating hope that the country can achieve real recovery with the right support. The question of how international attention can be regained lies at the core of the debate in order to keep the situation of IDPs in Iraq and Iraqi refugees in the Middle east and elsewhere on the European and the Dutch political agenda. The following experts will participate to the debate: Roel Meijer (Clingendael Institute), Joël Voordewind (Christian Union), Rachid Oahalou (IOM), Reinoud Leenders (Universiteit van Amsterdam), en Ahmad Abdulla Ali (Iraqi photographer) (To be confirmed). Mory Cunningham (Executive Coordinator NCCI) will introduce the expert meeting and Guillaume Charron (IDMC) shall be moderating the debate.
Registration for the expert-meeting is appreciated through sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see attached the invitation and the booklet.
Photo-exhibition: Witnesses to Iraq
16, 17 & 18 February 2012
Atrium (Spui 70, The Hague)
Expert meeting: Renewed Attention for Iraq
16 February 2012 (15.00-16.30)
Humanity House (Prinsegracht 8, The Hague)
Free admission and registration is appreciated
Ieke de Vries
Ieke de Vries
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Norwegian Refugee Council
T: +31 6 534 989 52