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Illicit Activities, Instability in Iraq's Southern Border Area

By Harith Hasan, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Eden Denied: Environmental Decay, Illicit Activities, and Instability in Iraq's Southern Border Area Iraq's Basra Governorate, on the border with Iran, has endured environmental degradation due to […]

Germany, UNOPS support Anbar and Sinjar

The KfW Development Bank [Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau] and UNOPS signed an agreement to support the conflict-affected communities in Anbar governorate and Sinjar district in Ninewa governorate in Iraq. With a total support of 35 Million EUR from the Federal Republic of Germany, through the KfW Development Bank, UNOPS will undertake the rehabilitation of war-damaged shelters […]

Iraqi initiative to plant One Million Trees

By John Lee. Iraq has launched an initiative to plant one million trees and seedlings in order to increase green spaces, achieve sustainable development and reduce desertification. The Director General of the Non-Governmental Organizations Department, Mr. Ashraf Abdel Karim Al-Dahan, said the project includes environmental awareness, agricultural campaigns, and providing state institutions, universities, schools, public […]

IOM Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction in Iraq

Disaster Risk Reduction Standard Operating Procedures Crucial to Address Vulnerability in Iraq: IOM Iraq is at risk of multiple natural and man-made hazards, like droughts, desertification, earthquakes and floods. Conflict-affected communities, including displaced populations, are particularly vulnerable to these disasters. From January 29-30, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted a workshop for senior government […]

$19m for New Road along Shatt al-Arab

By John Lee. The Ministry of Finance is to provide financing of 28.2 billion dinars ($19.3) to build a 95-km long coastal road along the Shatt al-Arab waterway. The plan was approved at this week's cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. According to the Cabinet Spokesperson, the Minister of Culture Hassan Nadhem, the […]

Supporting Young Engineers in Improving Iraqi Environment

ILO and UNICEF joint initiative supports young engineers to play a key role in promoting Green Works in Iraq With the support of the Government of the Netherlands, the ILO and UNICEF are working together to build the capacities of selected youth to engage in Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) interventions aimed at improving the local environment […]

Green Initiative to start in Mosul

Mosul Eye Association will commence its seminal Green Mosul Initiative November 24 in a special opening ceremony at the Northern Technical University. Together with students, civil activists, university heads, government officials and guests from the international community, the association will begin planting more than 5,000 trees across 12 locations of public use in Mosul City […]

Realities of Climate-Induced Migration in Iraq's Southern Cities

Realities of Climate-Induced Migration in Iraq's Southern Cities: New IOM Report Environmental degradation over the last 10 years has severely damaged Iraq's agricultural sector. Worsening water scarcity and quality has left the sector unable to support sufficient and sustainable livelihoods, particularly in rural areas, where it has long been the main workforce employer. This has […]