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Japan Prioritizes Iraq's Recovery from COVID-19

Japan prioritizes Iraq's health and recovery from COVID-19 in new contribution The Government of Japan has committed US$2.26 million to support the Government of Iraq's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq. The funds will be used to purchase critical medical equipment such as ventilators, as […]

WHO: Iraq Lockdown Decision "Necessary"

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Iraq is urging Iraqis to follow the instructions of the health authorities to contain the spread of COVID-19 after a rise in infections, stressing that the re-introduction of a complete lockdown in Iraq was a necessary measure in the fight against the virus. WHO Representative in Iraq, Dr. Adham […]

Iraq Returns to Lockdown after Surge in Coronavirus

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq returns to lockdown after surge in coronavirus cases Iraq reimposed total lockdowns over the weekend following a surge in COVID-19 cases. After meeting with his COVID-19 task force on Saturday, Iraqi Prime […]

Covid-19: Iraq Extends Nationwide Curfew

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi chaired on Saturday a joint meeting of  the Higher Committee for Health and National Safety and the parliamentary Covid-19 crisis cell. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister paid tribute to Iraq's health teams for being on the frontline during the current health emergency, and to Iraqi security forces […]

Iraq registers Dramatic Jump in COVID-19 Cases

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq registers Dramatic Jump in COVID-19 Cases Iraq registered more than 400 positive COVID-19 tests today, its highest ever total in a single day. The Iraqi Health Ministry reported 416 infections today. The […]

Switzerland Supports WFP Assistance to Refugees in Iraq

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a donation of US$522,500 from the Government of Switzerland to support the food needs of nearly 24,000 refugees and internally displaced people for one month. The funds, coming through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, will be used to provide cash assistance to 13,400 Iraqis displaced […]

UNAMI: Individual Responsibility Essential to Confront COVID-19

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) applauds the Iraqi government's leadership and decisive response to the COVID-19 outbreak at a time when it is also confronting separate crises, including social unrest and an unprecedented economic downturn. The UN commends the determination shown by local, regional and national authorities to contain the virus, as […]

Iraq Requests NATO's Help with COVID-19

By John Lee. NATO's Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) has received a request for international assistance from Iraq to control the spread of COVID-19 and deal with those affected. The EADRCC is NATO's principal civil emergency response mechanism in the Euro-Atlantic area. It is active all year round, operational on a 24/7 basis, and […]

EU gives $2.8m in Relief to Iraqi Children

By John Lee. A recent contribution of USD2.8 million by the European Union has provided immediate relief to 90,000 vulnerable people -half of them children - in emergency camps in Salamiya, Hamam al Alil and Jeda'a 1 and 5 IDP camps within Ninawa governorate. Only 39 per cent of Iraq's population have access to safely […]

Psychological First Aid Training in Iraq

WHO conducts remote psychological first aid training in Iraq to address COVID-19 stigma and discriminatory Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been experiencing varying degrees of fear, concern, anxiety and stress which requires psychological support to enable them to cope better with the challenges they are facing. In Iraq, WHO identified groups […]

COVID-19: ICRC Response in Iraq

By John Lee. The first Covid-19 case in Iraq was officially confirmed on 24 February 2020, and as figures continue to rise across the country, authorities are adopting increasingly stringent measures to avert further spread of the virus. While these important measures can help contain the outbreak, they are also creating serious additional challenges for […]

Parts of Baghdad in Full Lockdown due to COVID-19

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Parts of Iraqi capital go under full lockdown after jump in virus cases Parts of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, will go under a full lockdown after a jump in coronavirus cases, Iraqi Health Minister Hassan […]