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$191m Japanese Financing for Power Plant

On August 5, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the Government of Japan signed a loan agreement with the Government of the Republic of Iraq in Baghdad to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to 21.556 billion yen (equivalent to approximately USD 191 million[1]) for the Hartha Thermal Power Station Rehabilitation Project (Phase […]

UNDP Improves Access to Safe Water in Sulaimaniyah

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Sulaimaniyah Governorate completed the rehabilitation of the main water network providing safe drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people. UNDP’s Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) and Sulaimaniyah Governorate repaired key components of the main pipeline that transfers water from Dukan Lake to Sulaimaniyah Governorate. Pumping […]

Displaced Iraqi Youth learn Job Skills

With support from UNDP and Toyota Iraq, displaced Iraqi youth learn job skills and regain hope for a better life More than three million Iraqis are currently displaced as a result of the protracted conflict in Iraq. The experience of displacement has been particularly difficult for young people, whose education and employment opportunities have been […]

UNIDO, Japan support Projects for Economic Recovery

UNIDO and Japan support two projects for economic recovery and social stabilization in Iraq The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan have agreed to launch two projects in Iraq to lift the burden on the local communities affected by the influx of people who have had to flee their homes […]

Japan give additional $16.7m to Stabilization in Iraq

Japan contributes additional US$16.7 million to stabilization and resilience in Iraq The Government of Japan has contributed an additional US$16.7 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) and Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) to promote stabilization, recovery, and resilience-building in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), […]

Japan Provides Support to Iraq’s Community Police Centers

The Government of Japan is continuing to support activities of UNOPS in the Middle East region, providing new funding of over USD 16 million, of which USD 3,122,500 are dedicated to those in Iraq. The “Improving the Impact and Effectiveness of Community Police in the Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq” project will be implemented by […]

Japan supporting Women and Girls in Iraq

UNFPA Welcomes the Generous Donation from the Government of Japan to Meet the Needs of Women and Girls in Iraq As the current humanitarian crisis in Iraq enters its fourth year, women and girls are facing extraordinary vulnerabilities related to their inability to access to minimum reproductive health services, and extraordinary Gender Based Violence (GBV) […]

Japan to Resume Lending to Iraq

By John Lee. Nikkei Asian Review reports that state-owned Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the country’s two leading commercial banks — Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking — are preparing to make Japan’s first loan to Iraq in 31 years. The consortium will support an Iraqi government power project with a […]

Japan supporting Community Police Centers in Kurdistan

Japan supports the construction and rehabilitation of the Community Police Centers in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Thirty community police centers were handed over today to the Police Directorate of Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Interior, as part of the continuing support from the Government of Japan to Iraq. The project, “Improving the Impact, Effectiveness, […]

Oil Discovered at Block 10

By John Lee. Russia’s Lukoil and Japan’s Inpex have successfully completed the testing of the first exploratory well, Eridu 1, at Block 10 in Basra governorate. The well recorded a daily flow rate of more than 1,000 cubic meters of sweet oil from Mishrif horizon, confirming geological expectations of a large hydrocarbon field presence within […]

Japan approves $100m Loan to Iraq

Japan has approved a loan of about $100 million to support humanitarian, counter-terrorism and infrastructure projects in Iraq, a Japanese embassy statement said on Tuesday. In January, Japan approved loans worth $240 million to Iraq to rebuild damaged electricity infrastructure in areas recaptured from Islamic State. Iraq’s government income, which comes almost exclusively from oil […]

IOM Business Support Programmes Assist Displaced Iraqis

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s work in community stabilization is assisting Iraqis affected by displacement and conflict to generate their own income and engage in meaningful work. This past week, IOM provided 47 displaced Iraqis with business support packages in Risafa, Baghdad. This livelihood assistance was funded by the Government of Canada and supported […]