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EU Planes Deliver 266 tonnes of Relief Assistance

The European Commission is currently working alongside EU Member States to facilitate emergency aid deliveries in Iraq, to help people affected by the crisis in Mosul. Three additional planes carrying emergency assistance from Austria and France have now touched ground in Iraq, bringing the total number of flights facilitated and co-financed by the Commission to […]

WHO establishes Rapid Response Teams for Mosul IDPs

WHO establishes rapid response teams to safeguard the health of newly displaced people from Mosul In light of increasing risks of disease epidemics and life-threatening health conditions among displaced populations from Mosul, the World Health Organization (WHO) has established 82 rapid response teams to provide life-saving health services and respond to public health threats. A […]

Cleaning Campaign collects Garbage from Kurdistan

More than 2,500 tonnes of garbage were collected yesterday from the Governorates of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq- Erbil, Sulaimaniyah, Duhok and Halabja- as a result of the Let us Clean Kurdistan in One-Day campaign funded by the European Union. With the objective of raising awareness on conservation of the environment, the campaign was supported […]

High-Level Delegation joins IBBC’s Annual Retreat

Iraqi Government, EU, IMF, UNAMI, and World Bank representatives participate at IBBC’s annual retreat in Windsor Dara Rasheed, Iraq’s acting Minister of Housing and Construction, Jan Kubis, Head of UNAMI and Special Representative of the United Nations for Iraq, Robert Bou Jaoude, World Bank’s Special Representative for Iraq, Patrick Simmonet, EU Ambassador to Iraq and […]

Iraqi Airways Still Banned from EU

By John Lee. The European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. Among the airlines still banned from EU skies are Iraqi Airways, due to safety concerns. EU […]

Duhok launches Provincial Development Strategy

The Governorate of Duhok launched its Provincial Development Strategy 2016-2018 in a ceremony organized in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union (EU), and NOREL non-governmental organization. Conceptualized with the support of UNDP’s EU funded Local Area Development Programme (LADP), the Strategy seeks progress in six areas: Multi-sector economy, geographical location, […]

Iraqis to buy Antiguan Citizenship to Access Europe?

By John Lee. Antigua’s opposition is planning to stage a public rally against government plans to establish an embassy in Iraq, and to allow Iraqis to become citizens under the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). Under the CIP programme, foreign individuals can effectively buy citizenship, which allows them access to the European Union via the […]

KRG and EU Mission discuss Kurdistan Situation

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani yesterday received a delegation from the European Union Mission to Iraq led by Mr. Constantinos Vardakiz, acting Head of the EU Mission to Iraq and Head of the EU Office in the Kurdistan Region, along with representatives assigned to the Kurdistan Region by EU member states. The EU delegation noted with […]

Iraqi Airways Banned from EU, Aerovista Provides Support

By John Lee. UAE-based Aerovista announced on Thursday that it is providing its A320-200 (SX-BDS) aircraft on an ACMI basis (i.e. aircraft, complete crew, maintenance, and insurance) to Iraqi Airways. “By partnering with Aerovista,” the company said, “Iraqi Airways are able to provide services to Europe by using an EASA approved carrier with European crew. […]

EU to Open Representation Office in Erbil

Having finalized the necessary documentation with the Federal Foreign Ministry of Iraq and the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, the European Union will soon open an EU Delegation Liaison Office in Erbil to support the current activities of the EU in coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government, the United Nations and NGOs. Minister Falah Mustafa, […]

EU Supports UNICEF in Iraq

With Iraq on the verge of a massive funding shortfall, European Commission steps in to provide vital, frontline support The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has made a € 3,000,000 contribution to UNICEF in Iraq to support the distribution of immediate life-saving supplies to tens of thousands of families displaced by […]

EU: Iraqi People need More Support

Stephen O’Brien, the new European Union’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs (USG) and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), called for greater assistance for millions of people across Iraq following a two-day visit to the country. “It’s imperative at this critical time we do more to mitigate the suffering of the Iraqi people. Much has been done, but […]