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Iraqi Kurdistan’s NGOs Lobby For Law Change

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Non-governmental organisations in Iraqi Kurdistan are lobbying for a change in the regional law relating to their work. They say the decades-old law is preventing them from doing their job. […]

NGOs in Kurdistan to Consolidate Cooperation

The KRG Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), in coordination with the KRG Department of non-Governmental Organization (DNGO) and the KRG Joint Crisis Coordination Center (JCC) has hosted a special session to discuss cooperation between relevant KRG authorities and the active International non-Governmental Organizations (INGO) in the Kurdistan Region. Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of the KRG […]

Charities Push for US Assistance

By Patrick M Schmidt. Almost three-dozen different non-governmental organizations have pushed for action on the part of the American government to respond to the ongoing refugee crisis in the Kurdistan region. It is estimated that the violence that erupted this weekend alone displaced at least 30,000 people as Kurdish and militant forces clashed. It is […]

New NGO Cooperation Policy in Kurdistan

More than 75 civil society leaders, government officials, and members of Parliament endorsed today the new policy on relations between the parliament, government, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Kurdistan Region. A signing ceremony was held at the Canyon Hotel in Erbil to mark adoption of the Compact on Partnership and Development between Public Authorities […]

The NGO that Wasn’t: Bogus Charities Collecting Billions

Previously NGOs were seen as critical to Iraq’s reconstruction efforts. But numbers have dwindled. And not everyone is sad to see them go – many were fakes, siphoning funds, engaged in corruption and deceiving locals, according to this report from Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the […]

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$8.7 Billion Missing – NGOs Blame Lack of Accountability

The NGO Coordination Committee in Iraq (NCCI) has issued the following statement regarding the $8.7 billion of Iraqi funds that cannot be accounted for: Last week, the US Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) issued an audit stating that the Pentagon cannot account for 96 percent of $9.1 billion that was set aside for […]