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EU commits additional €7m for Children in Iraq

A new €7-million contribution from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) to support UNICEF’s work in Iraq brings the total amount of ECHO assistance committed to UNICEF Iraq in 2016 to €20 million. This additional support comes at a critical time as families continue to flee Mosul, humanitarian […]

EU Increases Humanitarian Aid to Iraq

EU increases humanitarian aid to Iraq by €25 million as more planes arrive to help Mosul The European Commission has stepped up its response for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq by a further €25 million, bringing total EU humanitarian aid to €159 million in 2016. The new funding comes in addition to aid deliveries this […]

Yazidi Survivors win EU Human Rights Prize

Yazidi survivors and public advocates Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar were announced as this year’s Sakharov Prize laureates during this week’s plenary session in Strasbourg. The annual Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights across the globe, drawing attention […]

EU-Iraq high-level Meeting discusses Challenges, Cooperation

EU-Iraq high-level meeting discussed challenges ahead and cooperation The Cooperation Council under the EU-Iraq Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) between the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Iraq met for the second time in Brussels on 18 October 2016. The meeting was opened by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and […]

Yazidi Survivor Shortlisted for Human Rights Prize

By John Lee. A Kurdish Yazidi survivor of the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) sex slavery has been shortlisted for the prestigious Václav Havel Human Rights Prize for her outstanding activities in the defense of human rights. Nadia Murad managed to excape captivity, and now brings the plight of the Yazidi community, in […]

Civilian Policing Working Group meets Ministry of Interior

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is assisting the Government of Iraq (GoI) in its efforts on Security Sector Reform (SSR) through a well-established partnership with the Office of the National Security Advisor (ONSA). On 29 August, UNDP and ONSA co-chaired the first meeting between the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and international partners within the […]