Tag Archives | UNHCR

Milestone in Refugee Rights in Iraq

UNHCR, Ministry of Interior achieve milestone in refugee rights in Iraq with new memorandum signing UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the Permanent Committee for Refugees at the Ministry of Interior have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance the protection of refugees and asylum seekers in Iraq. The agreement was signed by Dr […]

WFP Launches WiFi System In Iraqi Refugee Camp

The World Food Programme (WFP) today launched an innovative project that provides wireless internet access to Syrian refugees living in Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq, the largest refugee camp in Iraq which is home to 31,000 Syrian refugees. Syrian refugees forced to flee the conflict in Syria can now use the internet through the […]

HRW: Displaced People Can’t Move Freely

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government security authorities are unlawfully restricting the freedom of movement of displaced people in camps near Kirkuk. Despite the lack of hostilities in the area, people are not allowed to leave the camps freely. Displaced people in the Nazrawa and Laylan camps told Human […]

25 New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised several new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Facilities Management Assistant, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) RSD Associate, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Business Support Assistant, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Storekeeper, Agency, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Monitoring Assistant, Agency, […]

Scholarship Scheme for Syrian refugees in Kurdistan

UNHCR scholarship scheme helps Syrian refugees access university degrees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in coordination with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I), this week opened its DAFI scholarship enrolment programme in KR-I and started receiving applications. UNHCR’s higher education […]

US Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq Totals Over $1bn

The United States is providing more than $181 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the Iraqi people to address critical humanitarian needs, including those expected to occur with Iraq’s planned military offensive to liberate Mosul from Da’esh occupation. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken (pictured) announced this new funding today, bringing U.S. humanitarian […]

Italy supports UNHCR in Diyala

UNHCR in Iraq welcomes new funding announced by the Government of Italy of €441,500 to help support the restoration of essential infrastructure in Diyala Governorate. The project aims to provide infrastructural support to restore public services, helping to facilitate the reintegration of returning displaced Iraqis in Saadiya and Jalawla districts – areas which were briefly […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised several new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: CCCM Officer, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Hygiene Promotion Officer, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Casual Labor Supervisor, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Developing Training Material on Positive Discipline at Schools, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) General Coordinator, Médecins du Monde Publications Manager ME […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Senior Cluster Coordinator (CCCM), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Human Resources Manager, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Operations Associate, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Social Policy Specialist, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Operations Associate, United Nations Entity for […]

UN Condemns Attack on Refugee Camp

An attack occurred at Al Salam camp (also known as Al-Takia camp) for displaced families, south of Baghdad on Wednesday. Three mortar shells were fired into the camp, one falling in the centre of the camp and two others falling in a market area, injuring four children who have been taken to hospital for treatment. […]

New Jobs in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised several new positions in Iraq: Senior Administrative / IT Assistant (UNAMI) Senior Administrative / IT Assistant (UNHCR) Chief of Operations (UNICEF) Information Management Officer, (Education) (UNICEF) Information Management Officer (WASH) (UNICEF) Information Management Officer (Child Protection) (UNICEF) Associate Conduct and Discipline Officer (Field Missions) Engineer (Field Missions) Civil Society Program Assistant (International Commission […]