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FAO, WFP support Sustainable Livelihoods in Iraq

Today on World Food Day, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) renewed their commitment to supporting the government of Iraq in ensuring that all Iraqis have food security by 2030, with a focus on nutritious food and sustainable livelihoods. “World Food Day is […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Associate Humanitarian Liaison Officer, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Programme Manager (Cash for Work), IOM – International Organization for Migration Consultant-Concessional Finance Expert, IOM – International Organization for Migration RRU Team Leader, IOM – International Organization for Migration International Consultant […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Education Specialist, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Feedback and Response Mechanism Assistant, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Humanitarian Access and Security Assistant, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Project Assistant, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Research Assistant (field coordination and administration), […]

EU provides €15m for vulnerable Iraqi Farmers

Farming families in northern Iraq’s Nineveh Governorate will benefit from a European Union contribution of €15 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to recover agricultural livelihoods. The area, which includes the city of Mosul, was known as the country’s ‘breadbasket’ before conflict caused widespread damage and displacement. This project is […]

EU Supports Conflict-Affected Iraqi Families

Vulnerable farming families in post-conflict areas in Iraq’s Ninewa plains, west of Mosul, will be able to better withstand shocks thanks to a European Union-funded UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) project that aims to increase household income while building, repairing and maintaining local infrastructure and creating communal and public productive assets. The €6 million […]

Creating Alternative Livelihoods for Farming Families

Creating Alternative Livelihoods for Farming Families in Iraq In 2017, conflict in Iraq caused new displacements, while other people returned home as areas became safe. At the end of 2017, 2.6 million people remained displaced, and 3.2 million people had returned home since January 2014. FAO worked with affected communities, focusing on elderly people, people […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Pharmacist referent, Médecins du Monde Resource Management Officer, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Associate Information Management Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Procurement Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Awards Coordinator, Save the Children Head of Awards, Save […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Senior Electoral Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Chief of Unit, Central Warehouse, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Engineer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Security Information Analyst, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Field Security Advisor, […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Vehicle Technician, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Property Management Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Resources Head of Department, Action contre la Faim – ACF International Field […]

Mobile Tech helps to Transfer Cash to Rural Families

Many vulnerable rural families in Iraq can now benefit from a safer, more secure means of receiving income thanks to mobile money transfer technology adopted for the first time by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as part of a cash-for-work programme aimed at rehabilitating agricultural infrastructure and land. The programme, which is funded […]

Emergency Fertilizer Distributions help Iraqi Farmers

Emergency fertilizer distributions help conflict-affected Iraqi farmers increase wheat production More than 2 000 farmers affected by conflict in Iraq have received 750 tonnes of fertilizer from the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to increase production of their winter wheat crops. The farmers, from Alqosh and Sheikan districts of Ninewa Governorate each received 350 […]

Iraqi Farmers “in Dire Need of Support”

Wheat seeds, fertilizer and animal feed are starting to roll out to nearly 28,000 farming families in Iraq whose livelihoods have been left in tatters as a result of hostilities — part of an effort from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) aimed at reinforcing food production and helping people recover. But the Organization […]