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Strategic Urban Development of the Pilgrimage Governorates

UN-Habitat and UNDP are helping Iraq to address strategic urban development of the Pilgrimage governorates of Najaf and Karbala. Nearly thirty Iraqi officials convened in the holy city of Karbala, on 22-23 August 2017, to partake in an intensive two-day workshop titled “Governorate Urban Strategies for the Pilgrimage Cluster: Meeting the SDGs in Iraq”. The […]

Fears for 750,000 Civilians in Western Mosul

Humanitarians fear for the 750,000 civilians in western Mosul 100 days after military operations to retake Mosul started, humanitarian partners are expressing deep concern about the plight of the estimated 750,000 civilians who are currently living in the western sections of the city where fighting is expected to start in coming weeks. “We are relieved […]

Renovation of Anbar University’s Residential Units in Ramadi

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has inaugurated newly renovated residential units in Anbar University, located in Ramadi, Anbar Governorate. With generous contribution from the Government of Japan, the renovation of the residential units was implemented under the project titled “Promoting Urban Recovery in Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq.” As other public facilities and […]

Japan gives $15m to UN-Habitat Projects in Iraq

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has received USD 15 million from the Government of Japan to implement two projects in Iraq: “Gender-sensitive Durable Shelter Support for Internally Displaced Persons in Iraq” and “Promoting Urban Recovery in Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq.” The conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has […]

Sinjar Refugees Move to New UN-Habitat Camp

Days before snow was expected to fall in the foothills of Dohuk, Iraq, 900 families are moving into the new camp for internally-displaced persons (IDPs) built through the collaboration of 8 UN agencies planned and led by UN-Habitat. UN-Habitat’s acting Regional Director from Arab States, Mr Dyfed Aubrey and UN-Habitat’s Country Director Dr Erfan Ali […]

London-based Assemblage Wins Baghdad Architecture Competition

UN-HABITAT, the United Nation’s agency for human settlement, has created a development competition in association with the Iraq government to help rebuild the country. Winners of the international competition are London-based architectural firm Assemblage, with their design concept that focuses on the creation of a community for 3,000 people, include residential buildings, infrastructure, schools, markets, […]