Alice Fordham

Alice Fordham appears in the following:

In Chaotic Iraq, ISIS Is Just One Challenge Among Many

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

The war against the Islamic State is hardly Iraq's only problem. Many factions are angling for power, sectarian differences abound and falling oil prices have left the economy in crisis.


As Noose Tightens Around ISIS In Iraq, Civilians Flee Hunger And Cold

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Conditions are worsening in one ISIS-controlled area of Iraq. In pursuit of safety and stability, thousands of civilians are walking for days over the Hamrin Mountains, often without water or sleep.


The Fragile Peace Of An Iraqi City Once Run By ISIS

Friday, January 29, 2016

ISIS has been driven out of Tikrit and most residents have returned. But armed Shiite groups are becoming entrenched in the Sunni city, an arrangement that's led to trouble elsewhere in Iraq.


Iraq Faces A Perfect Economic Storm

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Iraq's government is waging a costly war with the Islamic State while dealing with falling oil prices, millions of displaced citizens and staggering rebuilding costs.


U.N. Report Describes The Impact Of War On Iraqi Civilians

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The United Nations says about 20,000 people have been killed in Iraq since the Islamic State began pushing into that country in 2014. NPR takes a look at the report and the devastation it describes.


U.S. Investigating Disappearance Of Americans In Iraq

Monday, January 18, 2016

American officials say they are looking for three Americans who have disappeared in Baghdad. The three were working for a group contracted by the Defense Department.


In Shattered Ramadi, A Weakened ISIS Fights On Behind Human Shields

Friday, January 15, 2016

Iraq recently celebrated a victory against the Islamic State in Ramadi, a city just 70 miles west of Baghdad. But NPR's Alice Fordham went there and found there's still heavy fighting.


U.S., Iraqi Forces Celebrate Advances Against ISIS

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Iraqi government forces appear on the way to pushing ISIS out of the city of Ramadi but it's just a small part of the vast territory the militant group controls.


Examining The Ramadi Offensive, Is It Working?

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Iraqi troops are making progress in their battle to retake the western city of Ramadi from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but the fighting is expected to get tougher as they go.


Fact Check: Did Obama Withdraw From Iraq Too Soon, Allowing ISIS To Grow?

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Republicans have hammered President Obama for underestimating ISIS and naively allowing it to grow by leaving Iraq. But the withdrawal is only one factor in the rise of the extremists.


In Jordan, A Family And A Country Feel The Loss Of A Pilot

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Jordan is a staunch U.S. ally in the war against ISIS. The country paid a price when a pilot was captured in Syria. NPR's Alice Fordham met his parents at the time, and saw them again recently.


As War Drags On, Syrian Refugees In Lebanon Sink Into Debt Trap

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Barred from legal work in Lebanon, Syrian refugees are accumulating huge debts as they struggle to pay for rent and other necessities.


Lebanon Coordinates Prisoner Swap For Soldiers Held By Al-Qaida-Linked Group

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Lebanon coordinated a prisoner swap for soldiers who have been held hostage over a year by an al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group.


Targeted By ISIS, These Yazidis Refused To Leave Their Beloved Mountain

Monday, November 23, 2015

After ISIS took their villages in Iraq, hundreds of members of the religious minority survived on wild plants and tomato paste through a bitterly cold winter on a mountain they consider miraculous.


An Iraqi Town Is Retaken From ISIS, And Looting And Retribution Begin

Monday, November 16, 2015

Yazidis and Kurds have retaken the Iraqi town of Sinjar, which fell to ISIS last year. Yazidis, who have been brutally targeted by ISIS, now warn of dire consequences for those in ISIS-held villages.


ISIS May Be Gone, But Yazidis Fearful Of Returning To Their Iraqi Town

Friday, November 13, 2015

As their hometown is freed from ISIS, Yazidis remain wary of returning and of their future in Iraq. Thousands of their men and women are still missing or were killed by the extremist group.


Authorities Provide Few Details On Attack At Police Training Center In Jordan

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Two Jordanian families mourn sons after the attack on a police training center in Jordan. And as U.S. and Jordanian authorities reveal little, neither family knows exactly how, or why, the men died.


Normally Peaceful Jordan Shaken After Police Officer Kills 5 People

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

At least five people, including two Americans, were killed when a Jordanian police officer opened fire at a training center near the capital city of Amman. Jordan is an ally in the fight against ISIS.


Politician Ahmad Chalabi Dies Of A Heart Attack, Iraqi TV Reports

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Prominent Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi, who supported the 2003 U.S.-led invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein, died of a heart attack, according to an Iraqi TV report. He was in his early 70s.


Doctors Without Borders Hospital Bombed In Yemen

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A medical clinic for Doctors Without Borders was hit by an air strike in Yemen, where a Saudi-led offensive continues and conditions for civilians are getting dire.