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UNHCR Expanding Response in Northern Iraq

By John Lee. UNHCR expanding response in northern Iraq amid continuing Syrian refugee influx More than 12,000 Syrian refugees have sought shelter in neighbouring Iraq since the latest influx began a fortnight ago, according to teams from UNHCR, the UN refugee agency. The refugee population at recently opened Bardarash camp has exceeded 11,000 people and […]

Medair begins Emergency Healthcare for Refugees in Iraq

Over 10,000 refugees from North East Syria have fled across the border into Iraq following ongoing military operations. Medair in Iraq has deployed a mobile medical team to Dohuk Governorate and begun delivering emergency health services to the refugees crossing into Iraq, 75% of whom the UNHCR estimates are women and children. In coordination with […]

UNHCR Iraq Protection Update

Highlights ▪ 11,292 refugees crossed into Iraq since the commencement of hostilities. ▪ The number of refugees entering the KR-I continues to increase. On average, over 1,200 new arrivals were recorded on a daily basis during the past seven days. ▪ Bardarash Camp has reached its capacity, new arrivals will now be hosted in Gawilan […]

UNHCR Iraq Protection Update

Highlights Approximately 4,200 families across Iraq departed from camps while almost 500 families arrived in camps in August. The number of camp departures nearly doubled in August compared to July. Camp closures and consolidations resulting in forced evictions, forced relocations and coerced departures continued in Anbar, Kirkuk, Ninewa and Salah Al-Din Governorates. Families with perceived […]

New EU Funding to Assist Displaced Iraqis

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes a new donation of EUR 3 million from the EU to assist internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq. This funding will contribute to ensure the provision of legal assistance and civil documentation to over 30,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) across Iraq and to guarantee that camp management and camp […]

DAFI Scholarships Opportunities are Now Open

You are invited to apply for 2019-2020 DAFI scholarship programme under the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative funded by the German Government and administered by the United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). DAFI scholarship programme aims to support #refugee students in accessing higher education. The scholarship covers all tuition fees as well as […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer/Reporting Officer, ICMP – International Commission on Missing Persons Field Project Officer, IOM – International Organization for Migration Quality Assurance/Quality Control Engineer Specialist, IOM – International Organization for Migration Security Assistant, WFP – World Food Programme Business & Data […]

New Funds from US for UNHCR Iraq

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warmly welcomes the generous 2018 contributions from the Government of the United States of America, which reached a cumulative total of US$ 128.8 million for Syrian refugees and internally displaced Iraqis. With the support of donors like the United States, UNHCR can continue to provide assistance to the millions of […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Protection Officer (Legal Officer), Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Education Administrative Assistant, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Senior Supply Chain Officer, International Rescue Committee (IRC) PSS Team Leader, International Rescue Committee (IRC) PSS Case Worker, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Field Security National Officer, WFP – […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Livelihoods Coordinator, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Supply Chain Assistant (Procurement), Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Driver, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Project Coordinator, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Administrative Associate, UNDP – United Nations Development Programme Field Security National Officer, WFP – World Food Programme […]

S Korea supports UNHCR Humanitarian Activities

Republic of Korea supports UNHCR’s humanitarian activities in Iraq The Government of the Republic of Korea continues its support to UNHCR’s humanitarian activities in Iraq with a new donation of US$ 1.2 million. Despite promising signs of recovery in parts of the country, millions of Iraqis still need comprehensive humanitarian and protection assistance. Some 1.9 […]

£9m from UK for Iraqis Refugees

UNHCR supports 130,000 Iraqis taking the first steps on the road to recovery, thanks to funds from the UK Department for International Development UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, completes a year-long series of activities this month, supporting 130,000 vulnerable Iraqis as they take the first steps on the road to recovery, thanks to the generous […]