Keeping you informed

Every Friday we share a selection of news stories about the region in which we work. Currently, our projects are in northern Iraq, Baghdad and Amman. However, we will also share stories about other places / issues relevant to our work. Much of the online news these days is behind paywalls but we will do our best to share content which is free to view.

This week’s media summary includes articles about the international community’s recent funding pledge to rebuild Iraq and the UNHCR’s call for countries in the West to take in more refugees trapped in Jordan.

Iraq

Independent: International funding pledges to rebuild Iraq after war against Isis fall woefully short

The Guardian: Fifteen years after Iraq war protests, peace is further away than ever

Spectator: Why we shouldn’t try the jihadi ‘Beatles’ in Britain

Jordan

ABC News: UN refugee chief urges US, others to take in more refugees

The Jordan Times: Classrooms built by refugees for refugees win world architecture award

Arab News: Jordan – US $6 billion aid deal helps repair Jerusalem row

Other stories

The Washington Post: There’s a lot to be optimistic about these days. And then there’s the Middle East

Verse of the Day

[More on Love and Hatred] For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 1 John 3:11 NIV