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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 […]

Mobile Health Teams reach People in Newly Liberated Areas

For more than 3 years, the people of Hawiija [Hawijah] district in Kirkuk governorate, were cut off from lifesaving health care and immunization services, leaving many children susceptible to vaccine-preventable diseases. “For years, I worried that my children may contract polio and measles or die,” said Hadija, a 32-year-old mother of 3. In September 2017, […]

Germany continues Support for Iraqi Children

UNICEF thanks the people of Germany for their continued support to the children of Iraq Years of conflict have severely curtailed the rights of children in Iraq. Their rights to protection from violence, education and access to safe drinking water are under assault from nearly every direction. “UNICEF is working with partners like the German […]

Germany Supports the Clearance of Explosive Hazards

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes a renewed contribution of EUR 7 million from the Government of Germany for survey and clearance of explosive hazards, including improvised explosive devices and explosive remnants of war, in Iraq. The support will facilitate rehabilitation of infrastructure in areas retaken from ISIL/Da’esh, assist the stabilization process and […]

$400m for Reconstruction of Mosul and Newly Liberated Areas

The World Bank has approved a US$400 million financial assistance package today to support the recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation of priority infrastructure to restore delivery of public services in areas of Iraq newly liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The package represents an additional financing to the Iraq Emergency Operation for […]

Former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani Dies

Jalal Talabani who served as the president of Iraq between 2005 and 2014 and was the first Kurd to hold the post died at the age of 83 in a hospital in Germany on 3 October 2017. First appointed as the country’s president during the Transitional Period in April 2005, he was re-elected twice, in […]

Germany, UNDP agree $2.8m Funding for Reconciliation

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the German Embassy in Baghdad signed a cooperation agreement to support civic and community-based reconciliation across Iraq. Under the leadership of the Implementation and Follow Up National Reconciliation Committee (IFNRC) of the Office of Iraq’s Prime Minister, UNDP has recently launched a major project to support local peace […]

Siemens wins Service Agreement to operate Power Plant

Germany’s Siemens has expanded an existing service agreement with KAR Group in Iraq to provide comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) for two newly added SSC5-2000E power plant units at the Khormala plant in the Kurdistan region. The 930-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant meets nearly 30 percent of the power demand targeted by the Kurdistan […]

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 […]