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Uncovering a Fish Epidemic that stunned Iraq

Test results from international laboratories confirm that the death of millions of farmed carp in Iraq in late 2018 was caused by fish disease, not pollution. The carp suffered from the Koi Herpes Virus (KHV), a lethal disease known to cause almost 100 percent mortality rates in carps. Based on these results, we can therefore […]

UK brings UNMAS Contribution to $20m

The UK Government has donated an additional 1 million GBP (1.3 million USD) to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), increasing the UK total contribution to 14.2 million GBP (20 million USD). The additional funding will boost UNMAS support to stabilization efforts by increasing survey and clearance of critical infrastructure in liberated areas. This […]

Launch of First Environment Strategy for Iraq

The United Nations welcomed the launch of the National Environment Strategy and Action Plan (NESAP) in Baghdad on Monday, on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification. “This is a landmark step, the first ever national strategy for the environment and a blueprint for sustainable development in Iraq,” said Martin Kobler, the Special […]

UN Envoy Supports Greenbelts in Iraq

Speaking at a ministerial meeting on sand and dust-storms in the region, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya, on 21 February, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler (pictured), expressed his support for greenbelts in Iraq and proposed the establishment of a regional […]