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Italy supports UNHCR in Diyala

UNHCR in Iraq welcomes new funding announced by the Government of Italy of €441,500 to help support the restoration of essential infrastructure in Diyala Governorate. The project aims to provide infrastructural support to restore public services, helping to facilitate the reintegration of returning displaced Iraqis in Saadiya and Jalawla districts – areas which were briefly […]

Germany contributes additional $3.9m in Aid

Germany has contributed an additional US$3.9 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, ISIS, Daesh, IS). This contribution brings Germany’s total financing of the Facility to $16 million. Based on priorities identified by local authorities, UNDP helps to quickly […]

Iraq and Iran Discuss Cross Border Fields Plan

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema, who is currently acting Oil Minister until Abadi’s new cabinet is finalized, has recently announced a trip to Tehran to discuss cross border oil fields. Once a controversial topic between Tehran and Baghdad, Iraq’s many cross border oil fields are now back on the agenda as sanctions […]

Germany Donates EUR 4m to Boost Community Policing

The Federal Republic of Germany has donated EUR 4 million to IOM Iraq to support its “Strengthening Community Policing in Iraq” project between March 2016 and December 2017. By supporting community policing in Iraq, IOM enhances overall efforts to advance democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Iraq in liberated areas. Community-policing models […]

Netherlands Funds Stabilization in Newly Liberated Areas

The Netherlands is giving $5.69 million (€5 million) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support stabilization in areas newly liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Dutch contribution will be allocated in two installments to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) which channels fast-track support to liberated areas […]

Video: Sunni Civilians ‘Under Threat’ in Diyala

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In eastern Iraq, Sunni civilians are fearing revenge attacks from Shia militias following a suicide bombing by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group. The targets were senior members of a […]

Post ISIL: ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ in Diyala Province

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Post-Islamic State Problems: Diyala Province Undergoing Violent Ethnic and Sectarian Cleansing Locals in Diyala province say the area is undergoing ethnic and sectarian “cleansing”. Sunnis are not being allowed back […]

Can Iraq curb Tribal Disputes?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Tribal struggles are weakening Iraq’s efforts to battle the Islamic State, which has occupied large parts of the country since June 2014. It seems Iraqis, who often complained that former President Saddam Hussein’s regime involved them in […]

Norway Contributes Funding for Rehabilitation

The Kingdom of Norway has contributed an additional US$2.8 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This is the second contribution from the Kingdom of Norway in recent months, and will be dedicated to restoring livelihoods […]

After Liberation, Iraqi Cities Await Reconstruction

By Mustafa al-Kadhimi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The year 2015 saw the liberation of several areas of Salahuddin (Tikrit) and Anbar (Ramadi – pictured) provinces from the grasp of the Islamic State with operations toward that end ongoing. Yet, to date […]

Diyala and Salahuddin Reconstruction to cost $1.3bn

By John Lee. The chairman of the Fund for Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations in Iraq, Abdel-Basit Turki [Abdel Basset Turki], has said that the cost of rebuilding the provinces of Diyala and Salahuddin is expected to reach $1.28 billion (1.5 trillion Iraqi dinars). He said that the reconstruction fund currently has only $350 million, […]

Video: Diyala Residents fear Shia Militias

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Diyala province is on the border with Iran, and Iranian influence is evident. The Popular Mobilization Force and Shia militias are the real power here. Some analysts fear that the victory over ISIL […]