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Iraq Business News brings you the latest news on developments and opportunities for the healthcare in Iraq.

Fears for 750,000 Civilians in Western Mosul

Humanitarians fear for the 750,000 civilians in western Mosul 100 days after military operations to retake Mosul started, humanitarian partners are expressing deep concern about the plight of the estimated 750,000 civilians who are currently living in the western sections of the city where fighting is expected to start in coming weeks. "We are relieved […]

National Immunization Campaigns Launched in Iraq

A national immunization days campaign has today commenced in Iraq and targets over 6 million children aged 0 to 5 years of age. Supported by the Ministry of Health, WHO and UNICEF, the door-to-door campaign is being conducted for 5 days and will include the newly liberated areas in Mosul where thousands of children have […]

IOM Business Support Programmes Assist Displaced Iraqis

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s work in community stabilization is assisting Iraqis affected by displacement and conflict to generate their own income and engage in meaningful work. This past week, IOM provided 47 displaced Iraqis with business support packages in Risafa, Baghdad. This livelihood assistance was funded by the Government of Canada and supported […]

AMAR increases Mental Health Support for IS Victims

By Robert Cole. The AMAR International Charitable Foundation has been providing vital mental health treatment for many hundreds of Yazidi Women who have escaped from Daesh (ISIS) captivity. Thousands are still being held, but those that have managed to escape have returned, understandably traumatised by their terrible ordeals. The majority have been raped, beaten and […]

EU Planes Deliver 266 tonnes of Relief Assistance

The European Commission is currently working alongside EU Member States to facilitate emergency aid deliveries in Iraq, to help people affected by the crisis in Mosul. Three additional planes carrying emergency assistance from Austria and France have now touched ground in Iraq, bringing the total number of flights facilitated and co-financed by the Commission to […]

UK Pharma Startup Exports Medicines to Iraq

By John Lee. CurePharma, a UK-based medicines and pharmaceuticals wholesaler and distributor, has exported the first consignment of British manufactured medicines to Iraq. The consignment of prescription and over-the-counter medicines, worth around £50,000 in current prescription and retail values, was sent to a large pharmaceutical distributor in Baghdad, from which it will be delivered to […]

Iraq to Receive $1bn Loan from US

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has signed a one-billion-dollar loan with the United States to "[assist] Iraq to achieve victory in its battle against IS, and to realize economic reform". Stephanie William, the U.S. Embassy's Chargé d'Affaires and Fadhil Nabi, the Iraqi Deputy Minister of Finance signed the agreement in Baghdad on Thursday. The […]

Is Iraq turning into a Drug-Producing Country?

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  A Nov. 23 report by specialized judges revealed the establishment of plants to produce Krystal — the local name of crystal methamphetamine or crystal meth. The findings suggest that […]

IBBC Celebrates Successful Inaugural Conference in Dubai

More than 180 expert speakers and delegates from the UK, Iraq, UAE and abroad gathered in Dubai at The Address Dubai Marina on Sunday 18 December for the Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) Autumn Conference. Usually held in London, the well-attended conference marked the first time the IBBC has held an event in the UAE, […]

EU commits additional €7m for Children in Iraq

A new €7-million contribution from the European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) to support UNICEF’s work in Iraq brings the total amount of ECHO assistance committed to UNICEF Iraq in 2016 to €20 million. This additional support comes at a critical time as families continue to flee Mosul, humanitarian […]

World Bank Supports Iraq with $1.5bn Package

New US$1.485 Billion Package to Support Iraq’s Drive to Counter Cost of War, Low Oil Prices The World Bank Group has endorsed a new US$1.485 billion package to support reforms to improve public service delivery and transparency, stimulate private sector growth and support job creation. Iraq continues to face a large humanitarian crisis with 10 […]

Help Iraq’s Children Survive the Winter

In many countries, children dream of snow at Christmas. But in Northern Iraq, where temperatures plummet to well below zero, hundreds of thousands of displaced children wish only for warmth as they battle for survival. Please help Iraq’s children survive the winter. Just £25 ($32) could provide a family with warm winter blankets to protect […]