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Funding Facility for Stabilization: 350 Projects, $300m

The Annual Report 2016 presents progress with implementation of the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) between 01 January and 31 December 2016. During 2016, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) implemented a high impact, pragmatic approach to stabilization that improves citizen-government ties and revitalizes public trust in the Iraqi Government. FFS quadrupled in size, growing […]

Iraq Announces Liberation of Eastern Mosul

After more than 100 days of hard urban combat, Iraqi officials announced the liberation of eastern Mosul on Tuesday. While clearance operations are ongoing, the Iraqi security forces control all areas inside the city east of the Tigris River, the east bank of the river around all five bridges crossing the Tigris River, Mosul University […]

Young Iraqi Doctors and Nurses mend Little Bodies

On Day 1, 93 children and family members arrived at the door of the “Peace Zone” clinic for medical care.  After fleeing from ISIS to Tikrit, 123 miles south of Mosul, these families are very vulnerable and in need of so much, including basic health care. The project is the brainchild of the Iraq Health Access Organization (IHAO) founder […]

Red Crescent provides Relief to Displaced Families

By Mohammed Khuzai, Iraqi Red Crescent Society. Since early July, heavy fighting in Shirqat city in the Iraqi governorate of Nineveh has led to a great wave of displacement. More than 5,000 families were forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in Tikrit, the administrative centre of Salah Eddine province. Many displaced families stayed […]

Unemployed Iraqis join in Looting of Antiquities

By Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is a great mine of antiquities, with around 13,000 historical and archaeological sites. But today, they lack protection in the absence of law and the deteriorating security conditions in the […]

Daesh Loses 40% of its Territory in Iraq

By John Lee. US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that in the 18 months since terrorist group Daesh (Islamic State, IS, ISIS, ISIL) began to seize territory in Syria and Iraq, coalition airstrikes have helped to liberate Kobani, Tikrit, Ramadi, and other key cities and towns. He added: “We have pushed the terrorists […]

Video: Battle for Iraq continues in Tikrit

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Armed groups in Iraq are involved in renewed fighting outside of Tikrit, a town that was controlled by ISIL. The fighting is concentrated on neighbouring oilfields and Iraqi forces say they are coming […]

Czech Republic Contributes to Stabilization Fund

The Czech Republic has contributed US$200,000 to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) which channels fast-track support to help rehabilitate civic infrastructure, kick-start local economies, boost government capacity and promote community reconciliation. UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Lise Grande said: “The generous contribution from the Czech Republic comes at a […]

After Liberation, Iraqi Cities Await Reconstruction

By Mustafa al-Kadhimi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The year 2015 saw the liberation of several areas of Salahuddin (Tikrit) and Anbar (Ramadi – pictured) provinces from the grasp of the Islamic State with operations toward that end ongoing. Yet, to date […]