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IOM assists Thousands Displaced from West Anbar

With some 8,500 people displaced over the past two weeks amid Iraq’s military operations to retake Anbar province, the United Nations migration agency announced today that it is stepping up provision of life-saving assistance. “People newly displaced from their homes often arrive dehydrated, suffering from hunger and thirst,” said Dr. Hamed Amro, in a news […]

Social and Economic Integration of Iraqi Youth

Social and Economic Integration of Youth Key for a Better Future for Iraq A new project will promote the social and economic inclusion of about 3,000 conflict-affected Iraqi youth by facilitating their engagement in youth-led community development activities, peacebuilding initiatives and micro-entrepreneurship projects. The Project is financed by a US$2.75 million Grant provided by the […]

UN Security Council Concerned over Kurdish Referendum

The United Nations Security Council today expressed concern over the “potentially destabilizing impact” of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s plans to unilaterally hold a referendum next week. In a statement issued to the press, members of the Council noted that the planned referendum is scheduled to be held while operations to counter Islamic State of Iraq […]

UK gives additional $5m for De-Mining in Iraq

UK contributes an additional GBP 4 million to support explosive hazard management in newly retaken areas of Iraq The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) has contributed an additional GBP 4 million towards the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) programme in Iraq, allowing critical explosive hazard management activities […]

New Partnership to Revitalise Smallholder Agriculture

In an important step toward financing its first post-war agricultural investment project in Iraq, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) met with a high-level Iraqi delegation in Rome last week. The project will target 20,000 rural households in the poorest southern governorates of Missan, Thi Qar, Qadissiyah and Muthana. The delegation was welcomed […]

Justice Essential to help Victims of ISIL’s Sexual Violence

Justice essential to help Iraqi victims of ISIL’s sexual violence rebuild lives The Iraqi Government needs to ensure that the thousands of women and girls who survived rape and other forms of sexual violence by ISIL fighters receive care, protection and justice, and that children born as a result of such violence do not face […]

France Supports Displaced Iraqis

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of €3.2 million (US$3.5) from the Government of France today for its cash assistance programme supporting families affected by conflict in Iraq. “This new French contribution is in response to the urgent need for food assistance among Iraqi families who have recently been displaced by […]

Security Council extends mandate of UN Iraq Mission

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations political mission in Iraq until 31 July 2018, also calling upon that country’s Government to continue providing security and logistical support to the Organization’s presence on the ground. Unanimously adopting a resolution, the Council also decided that the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) […]

Germany Provides €28m for Conflict-Affected Iraqis

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a generous contribution of €28 million from the German Government, which will support food assistance to 275,000 displaced Iraqis in four governorates across the country. Franz-Josef Kremp (pictured), German Ambassador to Iraq, said: “Germany highly appreciates WFP’s efforts to address the needs of the most vulnerable […]

Lives of 100,000 Children ‘on the line’ in West Mosul

Some 100,000 children remain in extremely dangerous conditions in western sections of Iraq’s Mosul city as fighting between Government and terrorist forces continues, the United Nations children’s agency today reported, warning that “children’s lives are on the line.” “We are receiving alarming reports of civilians including several children being killed in west Mosul,” said Peter […]

Iraq to Begin Snuffing Out Flares

Oil-producing countries yet to address their gas flaring may begin to feel there are no more excuses. In a remarkable and bold decision, the government of Iraq recently endorsed the “Zero Routine Flaring by 2030” Initiative, (ZRF), which means the country has committed to not routinely flare associated gas in any new oil fields and […]

Partnering to Enhance National Capacities in Iraq

Working closely with other humanitarian organisations and government counter parts is at the core of Logistics Cluster activities in Iraq. The team has recently joined forces with the German Government civil protection organisation Technische Hilfswerk (THW), which works closely with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to support capacity building efforts. As part of these activities, […]