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New EU Strategy on Iraq

By John Lee. The European Union has adopted a new strategy on Iraq, following the joint communication by the High Representative and the Commission on elements for an EU strategy on Iraq adopted on 8 January 2018. Among other items, the EU called on the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government to engage […]

New EU Strategy to Increase Support to Iraq

EU strategy on Iraq: new proposal to strengthen support to the Iraqi people On Monday, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission adopted a Joint Communication proposing an EU strategy for Iraq in order to address the many challenges the country faces following the territorial defeat […]

Fly Baghdad plans European flights, IPO

By John Lee. Fly Baghdad‘s Chief Executive Ali al-Hamdany has told Reuters that the budget airline plans to start flights to Europe and India next year, and is planning a stock market listing in 2020. It will also start flights to Ankara and Beirut in the coming weeks. It currently operates two Boeing 149-seat 737-700 jets […]

WHO Assistance for Earthquake Patients

WHO delivers urgent health assistance for earthquake trauma patients In response to the recent earthquake in the border region between Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s office in Iraq has deployed a medical team supported with 3 ambulances, 4 tents and emergency lifesaving supplies to Sulaymaniyah governorate in northern Iraq. […]

EU Steps Up Assistance for Stabilisation of Iraq

The European Commission has adopted a €60.4 million stabilisation package to support Iraq after the liberation of areas held by Da’esh, with the country still facing humanitarian, security, stabilisation and reconciliation challenges. This new funding comes in addition to EU humanitarian aid in the country and other forms of financial assistance that now total €608.4 […]

Strategic Urban Development of the Pilgrimage Governorates

UN-Habitat and UNDP are helping Iraq to address strategic urban development of the Pilgrimage governorates of Najaf and Karbala. Nearly thirty Iraqi officials convened in the holy city of Karbala, on 22-23 August 2017, to partake in an intensive two-day workshop titled “Governorate Urban Strategies for the Pilgrimage Cluster: Meeting the SDGs in Iraq”. The […]

High-Level Workshop on Groundwater Management in Iraq

EU and UNESCO organize High-Level Workshop on “Building a Roadmap for Effective Groundwater Management in Iraq” The European Union (EU) and UNESCO organized a high level meeting on “Building a Roadmap for Effective Groundwater Management in Iraq”, in the context of the EU-funded project entitled “Advanced hydrogeological survey of groundwater resources in Iraq phase 2 […]

Conference for Preparation of National Development Plan

Iraq’s first conference for the preparation of the National Development Plan Iraq’s Ministry of Planning launched the first round of discussions on the National Development Plan of Iraq (NDP) 2018-2022. The three-day conference was jointly organized in Erbil by the Ministry of Planning and the Local Area Development Programme (LADP), a project implemented by the […]

Capacity Building Support for National Water Sector

UNESCO & EU launching the second module of Capacity Building Support for the National Water Sector of Iraq In the framework of joint efforts towards supporting the Iraqi government in overcoming the devastating impact of water shortage, UNESCO and the European Union (EU) have initiated the Capacity Building project component under phase II of the […]

UN Ramps Up Emergency Care to Iraqi Women

The United Nations population agency, with financial support from the European Union (EU), has increased its humanitarian response in Iraq to meet the urgent needs of women and girls as fighting peaks in the war-torn country. Thanks to an additional five million euros contribution by the European Commission Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), […]