Tag Archives | IDPs

Video: AMAR’S Clinic for IDPs in Najaf

From the AMAR International Charitable Foundation. Baroness Nicholson visits Najaf to mark the continuing success of AMAR’s busy public health clinic: Please click here to help AMAR in their valuable work in Iraq.

Qatar Supports WFP’s Food Program in Iraq

Qatar Fund For Development Supports WFP’s Food Assistance Program in Iraq The Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) has made a contribution of US$3 million to the United Nations World Food Programme to provide assistance for displaced people in Iraq. The funding will support more than 22,000 Iraqis living in camps. “The Qatar Fund For Development […]

Safe Drinking Water for 33,000 in Erbil Governorate

Access to safe drinking water is ensured for over 33,000 people in the Governorate of Erbil The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Erbil Governorate completed the rehabilitation of the main water treatment plant in Rawanduz sub-district, which provided safe drinking water to over 33,000 people, including 2,000 internally displaced people (IDPs). With support from […]

Women in Iraqi Refugee Camps Taught to Sew

Vulnerable women living in northern Iraq’s refugee camps are being taught how to sew. Paula Horsfall, from Berkshire, United Kingdom, has collected old sewing machines and transported them to Iraq, where skills the women learn keep them off the dangerous streets of the refugee camp and allow them to make money for their families and […]

2018 Humanitarian Plans for Iraq Launched

On 6 March, the Government of Iraq as well as the United Nations and its partners launched their 2018 plans for Iraq – the Plan for Relief, Shelter and Stabilization of Displaced People, and the Humanitarian Response Plan. With the end of large-scale military offensives in late 2017, many families have been returning and are […]

UNICEF needs $17m to Rebuild Health Facilities for Children

Warning about the “alarming” state of Iraq’s healthcare system, especially in war-ravaged areas in and around Mosul, the United Nations children’s agency has stepped up its support to help the Government provide critical medical services so that children and families affected by violence and displacement can resume their lives. With less than 10 per cent […]

ACTED takes Lead in Child Protection

With UNICEF’s support, ACTED’s community-led approach to child protection in Qushtapa camp, Erbil, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, is broadening academic and recreational opportunities for displaced children. Since 2014, ACTED has been providing child protection services to Syrian refugees in Qushtapa camp in Erbil governorate. From within its Child and Youth Community Centres, ACTED […]

Number of Returns Exceeds Number of Displaced Iraqis

Number of Returns Exceeds Number of Displaced Iraqis: UN Migration Agency For the first time since the beginning of the Iraq crisis in December 2013, the number of people returning to their area of origin has surpassed the number of people displaced in the country. Over the past four years, the country has been deeply […]

Anbar eyes Political Battle as Displaced Return

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Two months after government forces retook Iraq’s last major city from the Islamic State (IS), the country is preparing for parliamentary elections slated for May. Anbar, its largest and westernmost […]

US Helps Meet the Needs of Minorities in Iraq

Continued U.S. Assistance to Better Meet the Needs of Minorities in Iraq The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have agreed to increase assistance to Iraqis, particularly religious and ethnic minorities, to enable them to return to their homes in areas liberated from ISIS. Following Vice President […]

AMAR Completes work at Bazwaya Health Centre

The AMAR International Charitable Foundation has announced that work on its new Bazwaya Primary Health Care Centre near Mosul is now complete. The clinic is now fully equipped and locally-hired medical staff have been assigned to support a range of units providing vaccinations, ultrasound, a gynaecology department, dental services, maternal and child care, a malnutrition unit, […]

Germany supports WFP Assistance to Conflict-Affected Iraqis

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €4.4 million (US$5.2 million) from the Government of Germany, which will provide cash-based assistance to almost a quarter of a million Iraqis for one month. Dr. Cyrill Nunn (pictured), Germany’s Ambassador to Iraq, said: “The German Government greatly appreciates its strong and effective […]