Ralf Backer

Bio: 

Ralf Bäcker is program coordinator for Medico International in Iraqi Kurdistan.


Articles by this Author
A Republic of Statelessness

For nearly three years, Iraqi Kurdistan has been in a state of de facto self-rule. At first glance, it appears that the international engagement in Iraq on the basis of UN Security Council Resolution 688 (Operation Provide Comfort) provided...

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How Safe Is the Safe Haven?

More than 10 million landmines have been scattered in Iraqi Kurdistan since 1975. Fifty percent of these were made in Italy. During the Iran-Iraq war, vast areas like Haj Omran and Penjwin were mined by both sides. After the Anfal campaign in...

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