Tag Archives | humanitarian assistance

IOM Emergency Unit Assists IDPs from Tal Afar

This past week the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency, sent emergency teams from its Erbil, Iraq, mission to provide front-line non-food item (NFI) assistance to an informal settlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs). The settlers are principally nomadic herders fleeing ISIL’s last remaining major stronghold in Iraq: Tal Afar. Following the fall […]

France Contributes $1m to Resilience in Iraq

France contributes US$980,600 to resilience in Iraq The Government of France has contributed US$980,600 (€833,500) to UNDP’s Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) to promote recovery and resilience-building in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis fled the ISIL takeover of the Ninewah Plains […]

More than $700m to be spent in Western Mosul

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) estimates that more than $700 million will be needed to rehabilitate Western Mosul, in addition to the $370 million required in the Eastern part of the city. The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), and UNDP Resident Representative in Iraq, Ms. Lise Grande […]

UK contributes $5.2m to Stabilization in Iraq

The Government of the UK has contributed an additional US$5.2 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings the UK’s total contribution to FFS to US$15 million to date. Based on priorities identified by the Government […]

Video: Mosul Displaced wait to Return

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After the Iraqi government announced victory over the Islamic State group in the city of Mosul, some residents displaced to camps by the fighting are anxious to return to their homes:

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 […]

‘Peace Radio’ Inspires Refugees and Displaced

By Marta Bellingreri for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  “Do you think you will come back soon to your city?” asked Ronza, a Yazidi woman working for Radio Salam (Peace Radio), to a woman from Qaraqosh. “Inshallah [God willing]. […]

Mass Killings of Fleeing Civilians in Mosul

Mosul: UN receives reports of mass killings of fleeing civilians by ISIL Credible reports indicate that more than 231 civilians attempting to flee western Mosul have been killed since 26 May, including at least 204 over three days last week alone. The UN Human Rights Office has been documenting ISIL’s use of civilians as human […]

UNHCR Iraq opens New Camp for Displaced Families

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened another camp in response to a continued surge in the number of newly-displaced Iraqis fleeing the military offensive in western Mosul and in other areas of conflict. Al Salamiyah 2, south of Mosul, began to receive its first families today. 2,500 tents have so far been pitched, but […]