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Japan agrees $240m Loan to Iraqi Electricity Sector

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Japan has agreed to lend Iraq up to 27.2 billion yen ($240 million) to rebuild damaged electricity infrastructure, especially in areas recaptured from the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh). It also intends to approve another loan worth 21.5 billion yen to repair a thermal power station 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 […]

Iraq to Receive $1bn Loan from US

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has signed a one-billion-dollar loan with the United States to “[assist] Iraq to achieve victory in its battle against IS, and to realize economic reform”. Stephanie William, the U.S. Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires and Fadhil Nabi, the Iraqi Deputy Minister of Finance signed the agreement in Baghdad on Thursday. The […]

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 […]

Help Iraq’s Children Survive the Winter

In many countries, children dream of snow at Christmas. But in Northern Iraq, where temperatures plummet to well below zero, hundreds of thousands of displaced children wish only for warmth as they battle for survival. Please help Iraq’s children survive the winter. Just £25 ($32) could provide a family with warm winter blankets to protect […]

Germany Helps Protect and Assist Displaced Iraqis

UNHCR welcomes contribution from Germany to help protect and assist displaced Iraqis UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the latest contribution of Euro 3m from Germany to provide protection and assistance to more than 3 million displaced Iraqis. This latest funding brings the total amount received from Germany to Euro 24m in 2016 and […]

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 […]

WHO welcomes $5m from Kuwait for people of Mosul

WHO welcomes $5-million from Kuwait to provide life-saving health services to people in Mosul The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed the generous support of the State of Kuwait through a US$ 5 million donation to help people in the city of Mosul obtain greater medical assistance, particularly the most vulnerable—women, children, the injured and […]

Italy Increases Support to Iraq

Italian Foreign Minister Paulo Gentiloni has met with his Iraqi counterpart, Ibrahim al-Eshaiker al Jafaari, telling him: “We are standing by you while Mosul is being liberated and we will continue to be by your side through the post-Daesh stabilisation process. Italy intends to keep its commitment in the region, by supporting the Baghdad Government and […]

UNHCR: Support still Needed for Mosul Aid Operations

From Adrian Edwards, UNHCR spokesperson: Sustained support still needed for Mosul Aid Operations In Iraq, and just over a month since the start of the Mosul offensive, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners have been intensifying life-saving, emergency help for tens of thousands of displaced people. There has been a marked increase over the […]

AMAR Builds Health Clinic in just 10 Days

By Padraig O’Hannelly. A team from the AMAR International Charitable Foundation has taken just 10 days to build a health clinic for Mosul IDPs at Zelikan camp. The new facility, which was funded by Vitol Foundation, was officially opened on Monday by AMAR Chairman, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne. You can contribute to AMAR Foundation here. (Source: […]