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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 […]

IOM Assessment on Displacement and Returns in Iraq

As the Iraqi Government celebrated its final victory over ISIL this week, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, released a new study, which shows that 90 per cent of displaced Iraqis are determined to return home. This is similar to the long-term intentions recorded in 2016. More than 1.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) have returned […]

Prince Charles: AMAR gives us Reason to have Faith in Humanity

By Padraig O’Hannelly. HRH The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to the work of the AMAR International Charitable Foundation on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. Addressing the celebration in London’s Lancaster House on Wednesday, Prince Charles said: “Today is an opportunity to honour the work of the remarkable AMAR teams … whose professionalism has […]

Funding Opportunity for Return of IDPs

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office in Iraq has issued a call for expressions of interest to fund activities that assist in the voluntary return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Ninewa Plains and western Ninewa, and to encourage those who are already in their communities to remain. Ambassador Douglas Silliman […]

Video: Families Flee Fighting in Anbar

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Members of the governmental forces assist families fleeing combats in the Iraq’s western desert bordering Syria, as Iraqi forces fight against remnant pockets of Islamic State group jihadists.

Korea’s Support is Helping Iraqi Returnees

The Government of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement today for US$4 million to support stabilization and recovery in newly liberated areas in Iraq. Korea’s contribution will be channeled through UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas retaken from ISIL. This is […]

Video: Concern over Alleged Abuse of Kurds in Kirkuk

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. About 100,000 Kurds have fled the Kirkuk region since it was retaken by Iraqi forces from Kurdistan’s regional government (KRG). The UN says it is worried by reports of civilians being forcibly displaced […]

Video: Civilian Cost of Takeover of Last IS-held Towns

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says his military has retaken Hawija from ISIL. It is the main town in one of the last two Iraqi enclaves still partly held by ISIL fighters, and […]