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Hope Bus for At-Risk Kids in Iraq

The Iraqi Children Foundation intervenes in the lives of children who are vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and exploitation by criminals, human traffickers, and extremists. Street lawyers offer legal protection to orphans, street kids, and children displaced by conflict. Social workers provide help with trauma, health care, abuse, and child labor. Now, a brand new mobile […]

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Iraq to Shut Down Internet to Stop Exam Cheats

By John Lee. The Iraqi government is reportedly temporarily suspend internet connections across the country to stop school pupils cheating during exams. According to media reports, this is the third consecutive year that this will happen. The internet is expected to be blocked for two hours each morning during the two-week exam period. (Sources: Al […]

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Cabinet endorses Institutional Performance Management System

Iraq’s Institutional Performance Management System endorsed for implementation across Iraq’s Public Sector The Council of Ministers has endorsed “Iraq Government-Wide Institutional Performance Management System” for immediate application across public sector institutions in Iraq. The system is a non-prescriptive business excellence framework for organizational management, designed to help organizations to become more competitive. It provides a […]

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German Archaeologists Discover Ancient City of Mardaman

Translations of Assyrian writings found by archaeologists from the University of Tübingen have yielded a secret lost to history: The place where the clay tablets were found – Bassetki, in Autonomous Region of Kurdistan in Iraq – appears to be the ancient royal city of Mardaman. This important northern Mesopotamian city is cited in ancient […]

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Startup Bootcamp: ‘Entrepreneurship for All’ Programme

Startup Bootcamp, an entrepreneurship training to promote development of innovative business ideas among young innovators, entrepreneurs and software developers from displaced, refugee and host communities, took place on 4-5 May in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The event was supported by IOM Iraq, and organized by Five One Labs, a start-up incubator based in Iraq that assists displaced […]

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Women in Iraqi Refugee Camps Taught to Sew

Vulnerable women living in northern Iraq’s refugee camps are being taught how to sew. Paula Horsfall, from Berkshire, United Kingdom, has collected old sewing machines and transported them to Iraq, where skills the women learn keep them off the dangerous streets of the refugee camp and allow them to make money for their families and […]

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Applications Open for Humphrey Fellowship Program

The United States Embassy in Iraq is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This one-year Fellowship program is offered to young and mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of […]

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IBBC Spring Conference a Huge Success

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held its annual Spring Conference at the Mansion House in London and a newly formatted second day forum for Iraqi and UK SMEs to discuss business opportunities at the Royal Overseas League on the 24th and 25th of April. The event proved to be a huge success, with record […]

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AMAR Continues Support to Iraqi IDPs

For World Book Day 2018, the AMAR International Charitable Foundation has delivered over 6,000 illustrated children’s books to displaced children in Iraq, all specifically designed for IDP youth. Hussein Al-Alak (pictured below), who is running the Manchester 10k on behalf of AMAR, said: “It’s the only charity in the United Kingdom that supports health, education and, […]

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New American University to be at Water Palace

By John Lee. Al Faw Palace has reportedly been selected as the location for the new American University of Iraq – Baghdad (AUIB). The complex was originally built by Saddam Hussein, then used by the US-led coalition as a camp following the invasion. The new university is scheduled to open in September 2018, and will […]

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Gender Mainstreaming in Iraq’s Elections

UNDP and UNAMI works with Iraqi High Elections Commission (IHEC) on gender mainstreaming in Iraq’s elections 20 participants from IHEC’s gender unit participated in the first of a series of capacity building activites planned to support IHEC in the period leading up to the upcoming elections. The workshop, jointly organized by the United Nations Development […]

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