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Housing crisis and evictions in Iraq

Conférence de la société civile irakienne

Hassan Jumma Awad, Président de la Federal Union of Oil, un des invités de la Conférence de la société civile iraquienne. Photo de David Bacon. 25-31 mars 2009 - Velletri (Rome), Italie Six ans après l'invasion désastreuse de l’Iraq, peu de temps après l'arrivée de Barack Obama à la Maison Blanche, 46 représentants  de la société civile irakienne  rencontreront et confronteront leurs idées avec autant de représentants de la société civile italienne  et internationale .

First Iraqi family departs for resettlement in Germany, UN refugee agency says

Passport to a new life. Germany will be accepting 2,500 Iraqis under its resettlement programme. 17 March 2009Germany's plans to resettle 2,500 Iraqi refugees has begun with a young couple who flew out of Jordan with a son who needs urgent medical treatment for a heart defect, the United Nations refugee agency announced today.

First Iraq National Housing Conference

30/01/2009 - Baghdad First Iraq National Housing Conference Baghdad, 14-15 January 2009 The Iraqi Ministry of Construction and Housing organized the first National Housing Conference in Baghdad on 14 and 15 January 2009. It drew wide participation from various national ministries, the Iraqi Parliament, the banking and private sectors, and the international community. Conference participants discussed the challenges and future direction of the housing sector in Iraq, and various ministries and technical specialists from UN-HABITAT made presentations.

NGOs call for a new strategy for displaced people

BAGHDAD, 22 February 2009 (IRIN) - As Iraq observes the third anniversary of the bombing of a revered Shia shrine in the northern city of Samarra that set off nationwide sectarian violence and led to major displacement, the challenges of meeting the growing needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) persist and must be addressed more effectively, experts have said.

IRAQ: Government to build a residential complex to house IDPs

BAGHDAD, 16 February 2009 (IRIN) - The Iraqi government plans to build a residential complex 25km south of Baghdad to house people who have been squatting in abandoned government properties or land since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled the government of former president Saddam Hussein.

IRAQ: Budget cuts threaten IDP housing projects

BAGHDAD, 6 January 2009 (IRIN) - Lack of government funds could force the Ministry of Displacement and Migration to postpone until 2010 some housing projects designed to ease internal displacement, an official told IRIN on 4 January.

IRAQ: Move to evict squatters from government property

BAGHDAD, 7 January 2009 (IRIN) - The Iraqi government has decided to evict all people who have been squatting in government buildings or on government land since the 2003 US-led invasion which toppled Saddam Hussein’s regime.

As house prices rise, Iraqis find they can't go home again

Many who sold at rock-bottom prices as they fled violence are now priced out of their old neighborhoods.