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London, MEFD – Middle East Forum for Development (MEFD) was represented at a panel event in the House of Commons on Monday, which it co-organised with the All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group (PHRG) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Freedom of Religion. The event, chaired by Sir David Amess MP, was titled ‘The persecution of ethnic and religious minorities in Iran’ and was attended by a number of notable attendees from across a wide spectrum. (more…)

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An adolescent girl holds a younger girl in one arm and a box of winter clothes in the other, in Dohuk, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-2036/Khuzaie

An adolescent girl holds a younger girl in one arm and a box of winter clothes in the other, in Dohuk, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-2036/Khuzaie

UNICEF, MANGESH/Iraq, By Jeffrey Bates – When her village near Sinjar mountain was attacked last summer, 11-year-old Zeynab fled with her family to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where many Iraqis as well as Syrians have sought refuge from fierce fighting that has taken an enormous toll on civilians. (more…)

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