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Tabaqchali: "Revisiting the Iraq Thesis, Five Years Later"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "Revisiting the Iraq Thesis, Five Years Later" June marked the five-year anniversary of the AFC Iraq Fund - conceived a year earlier amidst […]

Iraq sees 600% rise in COVID-19 cases in June

By John Lee. With a 600 per cent rise in COVID-19 cases in Iraq through June, efforts must be re-doubled to slow the spread of the disease, warns the International Rescue Committee (IRC). With the number of confirmed cases standing at 53,708 on July 1 - up from 6,868 on June 1 - the Ministry […]

Turkey sends Coronavirus Aid to Iraq

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 A Turkish military jet delivered coronavirus-related aid to Iraq on Wednesday. The assistance comes as Turkey continues its war against Kurdish militants in the […]

Finland supports Iraq's fight against COVID-19

The Government of Finland has committed €2 million (US$2.2 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 support UNDP Iraq's COVID-19 response package, which is being implemented under the umbrella of UNDP Iraq's Funding […]

Displaced Iraqis face Job Losses, Food Shortages

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Survey: Displaced Iraqis experiencing job losses, food shortages amid pandemic The majority of displaced Iraqis have experienced job losses, food shortages and more during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent survey by […]

Complex Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security in Iraq

New report from FAO, IFAD, WFP and the World Bank reveals complex impact of COVID-19 on food security in Iraq As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Bank have collected and analyzed new data on the […]

Covid-19: Iraqi Govt announces New Measures

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi chaired on Monday a meeting in Baghdad of the Higher Committee for Health and National Safety. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister told the Committee that the coronavirus pandemic challenge facing Iraq is unprecedented, and that this challenge has been exacerbated by cumulative past administrative […]

Awareness is Key to Flattening COVID-19 Curve

Awareness is key to flattening the COVID-19 curve in Iraq The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Iraq, today began a major COVID-19 awareness-raising campaign targeting people living in high-risk and heavily affected areas in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The campaign will mobilize more than 250 community volunteers to […]

Iraq's Airports Remain Closed amid Rising COVID Cases

By Adam Lucente for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Frustration builds as Iraq's airports remain closed amid rising virus cases When Iraqi aviation authorities first closed airports to commercial passenger flights March 17 in an effort to curb the spread of […]

Video: Coronavirus Threatens Herders in Iraq's Marshes

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The coronavirus pandemic is affecting a community in Iraq's historic marshes. For years, people there have relied on the wetlands for herding water buffaloes. But the pandemic is now threatening their livelihood. Al […]

UAE Sends Medical Aid to Iraq to Fight COVID-19

The UAE has sent an aid plane carrying 10.5 metric tons of medical supplies to Iraq to bolster the country's efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. This aid will assist approximately 10,500 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus. Commenting on the aid delivery, Mohamad Saleh Altenaiji, Charge d'affaires of the UAE […]