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Lufthansa Consulting to support Development at Erbil Airport

Erbil International Airport (EIA) this week signed a partnership deal with Lufthansa Consulting, part of the Lufthansa Group, to support the development and implementation of its masterplan. The contract, funded by EIA, will secure for the airport key expertise across a range of airport disciplines from project management, through planning, design, cargo, security and safety. […]

UNHCR welcomes Donation from Germany

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the latest contribution of Euro 13m from Germany to provide shelter and protection assistance to over 3 million displaced Iraqis. This generous support will enable UNHCR to continue its interventions in providing humanitarian assistance and protection activities in supporting the internally displaced persons with their basic needs, shelter, […]

Germany Provides €28m for Conflict-Affected Iraqis

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a generous contribution of €28 million from the German Government, which will support food assistance to 275,000 displaced Iraqis in four governorates across the country. Franz-Josef Kremp (pictured), German Ambassador to Iraq, said: “Germany highly appreciates WFP’s efforts to address the needs of the most vulnerable […]

MAN supplies Engines to Iraq

Germany’s MAN Diesel & Turbo has delivered six MAN 18V32/40 engines, including gensets and mechanical equipment, to its customer CGGC-UN Power Co Ltd. (China Gezhouba Group Cooperation) in Samawah, Iraq. CGGC is taking on the role of EPC contractor (engineering, procurement, construction) in the building of a 50 MW captive power plant for a cement […]

KRG to Reform Armed Forces

Kurdistan Regional Government to reform its armed forces with the support of International Coalition As part of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s continuing reforms, the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs will implement significant reform measures with assistance from a joint team of military experts from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Prime Minister Barzani, Deputy […]

Partnering to Enhance National Capacities in Iraq

Working closely with other humanitarian organisations and government counter parts is at the core of Logistics Cluster activities in Iraq. The team has recently joined forces with the German Government civil protection organisation Technische Hilfswerk (THW), which works closely with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to support capacity building efforts. As part of these activities, […]

Al-Abadi addresses Munich Security Conference

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi has expressed his thanks for the international support his country has received in its fight against the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh). Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, he said: “On behalf of the Iraqi people, I extend my sincere thanks to your countries […]

IBBC Welcomes Five New Members

The end of 2016 saw several new members join the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), each of which are underpinned by strong reputations for innovation, reliability and a commitment to investing in Iraq. GE, Khudairi Group, Pell Frischmann, Petronas and Siemens join 51 other world- and region-leading companies that form IBBC’s Council of Members. “IBBC […]

Iraq Third from Bottom in “Passport Power”

By John Lee. Iraq has been rated third-last in a ranking of the ‘passport power’ of 199 countries around the world. The list, compiled by passportindex.org, ranked passports by their ability to allow persons to travel visa-free to other destinations. Top of the list was Germany, followed by Sweden and Singapore, while Iraq comes in […]

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 […]