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New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: WHE Team Lead, WHO – World Health Organization National Professional Officer, WHO – World Health Organization Data Collection Officer, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Protection Officer – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq WASH Technical Specialist, Save the Children FTR/ACE (Family Tracing and Reunification), Save […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Reporting Officer, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Support Services Associate, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Support Services Associate, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Programme Officer, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project […]

New Mosul Housing Units from UNHCR, Japan

700 families in West Mosul receive housing units from UNHCR with funds from the people of Japan Some 700 families in Mosul whose homes were destroyed in the recent conflict now have a new place to live. Temporary housing units were set up in 26 neighbourhoods in the west of the city, which saw extensive […]

Preventing Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Iraq

“As humanitarians, we have a collective responsibility to prevent and safely respond to sexual abuse and exploitation in Iraq,” said Jennifer Emond, a UNFPA specialist on the subject, during a training programme in Iraq. Risk of sexual exploitation and abuse escalate during times of crisis. Community protection systems are disrupted when populations are displaced, and […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Child Protection and Youth Specialist (CPYS), Save the Children Administrative Assistant, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Team Assistant, UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Shelter Specialist, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Grants Coordinator, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Cash and Livelihoods Specialist, […]

UNHCR welcomes Donation from Germany

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the latest contribution of Euro 13m from Germany to provide shelter and protection assistance to over 3 million displaced Iraqis. This generous support will enable UNHCR to continue its interventions in providing humanitarian assistance and protection activities in supporting the internally displaced persons with their basic needs, shelter, […]

UNHCR Iraq opens New Camp for Displaced Families

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened another camp in response to a continued surge in the number of newly-displaced Iraqis fleeing the military offensive in western Mosul and in other areas of conflict. Al Salamiyah 2, south of Mosul, began to receive its first families today. 2,500 tents have so far been pitched, but […]

UNHCR opens New Camp for West Mosul Displaced

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened a new camp, Hasansham U2, to house thousands of newly-displaced Iraqis who continue to flee the military offensive in western Mosul. The first busloads with packed with around 150 people began arriving at the camp on Tuesday. The camp is the latest to be built by UNHCR and […]

New UNHCR camp opens near Mosul

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened a new camp in Hammam al-Alil to house thousands of newly-displaced Iraqis who continue to flee the military offensive in western Mosul. The first 500 families began arriving at Hammam al-Alil 2 camp today. Each household, depending on family size, will receive a tent and other basic items […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Administrative Assistant, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Emergency Officer, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Adolescents in Northern Iraq – Consultant, Save the Children Education Manager, Save the Children Children’s Mental Health and Psycho-social Well-being (MHPSS) Senior Admin/Finance Officer, Office of […]

UNHCR warns Mosul situation Deteriorating

The displacement crisis in Mosul is likely to become more acute in the near term, as fighting intensifies in the densely populated western parts of the city, according to Bruno Geddo, the Representative of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Iraq. An estimated 400,000 people are thought to be living in the Old City in […]

Skyrocketing Food Prices, Dire Conditions in Western Mosul

The United Nations food relief agency today said it is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation facing more than 750,000 people living in dire conditions in the western sections of Iraq’s Mosul city, where fighting is taking place between the Government forces and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) terrorists. “We are hearing […]