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Covid-19: Iraq Extends Travel Ban

Iraq's Higher Committee for Health and National Safety held a meeting on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. The Committee reviewed the latest Covid-19 related developments and decided to: Update the travel ban to include travel to and from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Japan, […]

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine to hit Iraq by February

By Fehim Tastekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. First doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to hit Iraq by February Iraq has pushed hard to be among the world's first countries to receive and distribute the vaccine after committing $170 […]

Erbil Restaurant Owners Protest Ban on Celebrations

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Erbil hotel and restaurant owners protest ban on New Year celebrations Hotel and restaurant owners in Erbil protested on Sunday against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Interior's decision to ban New Year […]

COVID: Iraq Closes Land Borders, Restaurants

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq closes land borders, restaurants with new anti-virus measures The Iraqi government announced a series of strict measures to combat COVID-19 on Tuesday. All land border crossings, restaurants and malls will […]

Germany's New EUR 10m Contribution to Iraq

New €10m contribution from Germany expands UNDP Iraq's Coronavirus response into 15 governorates German Government's KfW Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Government of Iraq, have today signed a EUR 10 million agreement (US$11.75 million) to support Iraq's response to COVID-19. The contribution was made by the German […]

COVID-19's impact on Social Cohesion in Iraq

COVID-19's impact on Social Cohesion in Iraq cannot be ignored in recovery efforts: New report The impact of COVID-19 on social cohesion in Iraq represents yet another challenge faced by communities across the country and must be addressed to ensure Iraq's full recovery from the pandemic, according to a new report released today by the […]

Calls for Expression of Interest: Training on GBV Reporting

Calls for expression of interest: training on GBV reporting during health crises The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq will conduct in collaboration with UNFPA Syria Hub a training session for Arab-speaking journalists in Iraq on GBV reporting during health crises: COVID-19. This training aims to provide participants with advanced skills in covering gender-based […]

Achieving SDGs to Recover from COVID in Iraq

Conference highlights importance of achieving SDGs to recover from COVID-19 pandemic The challenges and opportunities of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of COVID-19 was the focus of a two-day conference organized by the Ministry of Planning in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq. Held on the fifth […]

New COVID-19 Isolation Ward opens in Dohuk

Newly-constructed COVID-19 Isolation Ward opens in Dohuk A 20-bed Isolation Ward designed to handle the most severe COVID-19 patients has been officially opened by the Governor of Dohuk in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq. Constructed by UNDP and funded by USAID, […]

US donates $2.2m for Veterinary Services in Iraq

FAO receives 2.2 million dollars from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DTRA/USA, to strengthen veterinary services in targeted provinces in Iraq The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed the additional contribution of 2.2 million dollars from the Defence Threat Reduction Agency, DTRA/USA, to strengthen veterinary services in targeted provinces in […]

UNDP makes Policy Recommendations for Iraq's Economic Recovery

Impact of COVID-19 on the Iraqi economy: New report highlights policy recommendations for Iraq's economic recovery Expanding social security coverage for vulnerable groups, increasing revenue generation to fund key Government programmes, and allocating more resources to develop the private sector are some of the key recommendations made by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in […]