Donatella Rovera

Donatella Rovera is Amnesty International's Senior Crisis Response adviser in northern Iraq.

Articles by this author

Entire neighbourhoods in Raqqa are damaged beyond repair. Credit: Amnesty International Views
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Civilians Paid A Very High Price for Raqqa’s Devastating “Liberation” by US-led Forces
Driving around in Raqqa, it was easy to believe what a senior US military official said – that more artillery shells were launched into the Syrian city than anywhere else since the Vietnam war. There was destruction to be seen on virtually every street, in the heaps of rubble, bombed-out buildings...
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Flight from Mosul: “We Left Everything Behind to Save Our Lives”
Marvin is a 27-year-old accountant. His life and that of his family were turned upside down last week, when members of the Islamic State (ISIS) turned up at their home in Mosul, northern Iraq. The ISIS militants who now control the city gave Marvin, his elderly parents and his brother and sister...
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An estimated 1 million people have been displaced in Iraq since the beginning of this year but mostly in the last several weeks.. (Credit: Amnesty International) Views
Sunday, July 06, 2014
The Plight of Iraq's Civilian Population
Thousands of Iraqi civilians displaced by the current conflict are stranded at checkpoints separating the areas controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the rest of Iraq. At first civilians, who fled after the Islamic State (formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the...
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