MESOP HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT : 8 Report on the Situation in North Iraq

Assyrian refugees in Ankawa.(AINA) — The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization* has issued its latest report, dated July 9, 2014, on the situation in North Iraq.

Mosul : All construction work has come to a complete stop and construction workers are now unemployed. There is increased demand for black colored clothing and veils and hijabs. – Women are not allowed to walk the streets unless accompanied by a male.Nearly all barber shops and womens’ salons have closed.

The Nineveh Plain

Water and electricity continue to be severely limited. Residents who have dug wells are unable to purify the water for safe drinking.

Relief efforts are not adequate. The Christian Solidarity International Commission, International Red Cross, Kana, Caritas and Hammurabi Organization for Human Rights are providing some relief.

See previous HHRO reports.

* The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization (HHRO), an NGO based in Baghdad, Iraq, monitors the human rights situation in Iraq, particularly of minorities such as Assyrians, Turkmen, Yazidis and Shabak. Founded in 2005, HHRO works for human rights observation and documentation, in addition to implementation of humanitarian relief in Iraq.