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UK announces Iraq Explosive Clearance Funds

More than a million Iraqis whose lives have been devastated by Daesh safely returned home in 2018, made possible in part thanks to a huge UK aid funded mine clearance mission. The Department for International Development (DFID) has today (Saturday 5 January) announced further support to clear explosives from schools, hospitals and roads in Iraq, […]

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UNMAS supports UK visit with Mine Action in Mosul

The presence of explosive hazards, including improvised explosive devices in areas liberated from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), will continue to impede security and stability efforts as well as development initiatives until these are cleared and rendered safe. A delegation from DFID was recently hosted by UNMAS in Mosul and had […]

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£9m from UK for Iraqis Refugees

UNHCR supports 130,000 Iraqis taking the first steps on the road to recovery, thanks to funds from the UK Department for International Development UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, completes a year-long series of activities this month, supporting 130,000 vulnerable Iraqis as they take the first steps on the road to recovery, thanks to the generous […]

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Displacement Tops 56,000 as Mosul Military Ops Continue

The total number of individuals currently displaced in the Mosul emergency now tops 56,400 according to data released on Tuesday by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Since military operations to retake Mosul from ISIL began last month, IOM’s Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking shows population movement away from the combat zone has […]

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UK to Provide Humanitarian Support

Britain will provide an initial £3 million ($5.1 million) of emergency humanitarian assistance to help civilians fleeing the ISIS advance in Northern Iraq International Development Secretary Justine Greening has activated the UK’s Rapid Response Facility (RRF), which provides emergency support via pre-approved organisations in the event of a humanitarian crisis overseas. It follows an initial […]

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UK to Engage in Syrian Refugee Crisis

Today Minister Falah Mustafa received a delegation from Department for International Development (DFID) to establish a mechanism for their support towards the Syrian refugees in Kurdistan Region. DFID currently has working teams in Jordan, Lebanon and in London to provide humanitarian assistance. They also provided assistance to the Kurdish people in 1991 following the creation […]

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Supporting Entrepreneurship in Iraq – The Challenge of Translating Mandates to Action

By T. Keyzom Ngodup, co-founder and Executive Director at Ideas sYnergy, an Iraq based private sector development consulting company. Most development agendas for Iraq putatively support entrepreneurship and the need to support private sector development through its focus on the growing number of unemployed youth in the country. UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) recently […]

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UK Minister Clarifies Iraq Aid Commitment

British Minister of State Alan Duncan visited Iraq last week. He met with Government of Iraq and international partners to discuss the future of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) Iraq programme, how oil and gas revenues could help to provide basic services to the Iraqi people and what the Iraqi government could do […]

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UK Cuts Aid to Iraq

Britain’s International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell (pictured), announced on Tuesday the key outcomes of two aid reviews and set out the results that UK aid will deliver for the world’s poorest people over the next four years. These ambitious reviews of DFID’s [Department for International Development] country programmes and funding to international organisations will, according […]

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