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CPT Team abducted in Baghdad - updated appeals and information / NCCI
NGOs Coordination Committee in Iraq (NCCI)
NGOs call for the release of the four abducted peace makers in Iraq
- NGOs are calling for the release of the humanitarian peacemakers
and aid workers abducted in Iraq.
- NGOs working in Iraq are pleading for the recognition of their
presence, their role and their impartiality, and for a guarantee
of the space they need to perform their work.
Following the announcement of the abduction of humanitarian
peacemakers and aid workers in Iraq, NGOs working in Iraq
would like to call attention to the fact that:
- At least 50 aid workers have been killed in Iraq in the last
This is the highest ratio of humanitarian aid workers killed
in one country worldwide for the past 10 years.
- Whilst Iraqis civilians are dying in dozens on daily basis,
13 international NGOs’ staffs have been killed.
The precise number of Iraqi NGOs’ staffs killed in the last
2.5 years is impossible to know.
- At least 10 international aid workers and many more Iraqi
aid workers have been abducted in Iraq over the past
- Despite these figures, international and Iraqi NGOs continue
to be present and working in Iraq, mainly thanks to the
efforts of Iraqi colleagues in areas where international
staffs cannot be present on a full time basis.
Iraqi civilians and aid workers are facing a large gap between the
legal protections they should enjoy and the violent reality on the
ground. They face daily violations, such as abductions, executions,
arbitrary detentions, attacks on aid convoys and non-respect
for the principle of distinction between military and civilian people
and objects. Victims have no remedies to address the abuse.
NGOs are concerned about:
- The lack of protection for civilians and aid workers
- The lack of remedies to address violations of Iraqi and
Facing these hardships, NGOs working in Iraq are pleading to the
different parties involved in Iraq:
- For the release of the humanitarian peacemakers and
aid workers abducted in Iraq..
- For the recognition of NGO’s presence, role and impartiality,
and for a guarantee of the space they need to perform
For Further information please contact:
NGOs Coordination Committee in Iraq
Amman Cell Phone: +962-795-907-211