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Siemens and Partners Inaugurate Health Clinic in Baiji

Siemens, Lions and their partners inaugurate the rehabilitated health clinic in Baiji, Iraq Al-Tawheed Center in Salah ad-Din Province was renovated by Iraq's Ministry of Health Siemens donated advanced medical and power equipment to NGO Lions Foundation Germany to support the rehabilitation of the clinic Clinic is open to the public and has the capacity […]

Major Sites re-open in Ramadi highlighting City’s Recovery

Hospitals and bridges: Major sites re-open in Ramadi highlighting city’s recovery The Government of Iraq has re-opened two major infrastructure projects in Ramadi following their rehabilitation by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The re-opening of Ramadi Maternity Hospital and the Palestine Bridge marks a significant moment for the recovery of the city after years […]

Germany gives another $2.2m for Explosive Hazard Mgt

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 2 million (approximately USD 2.2 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany for the survey and clearance of explosive hazards in support of humanitarian and stabilization initiatives. The conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in […]

Euro Ambassadors Condemn State Violence in Iraq

The Ambassadors of Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States condemn the excessive and lethal use of force by Iraqi security forces and armed groups since 24 January against peaceful protestors, including in Baghdad, Nasiriya and Basra. Despite assurances […]

New Factory Creates Jobs for Women in Halabja

By John Lee. A recently established tote bag factory has reportedly created jobs for 25 women in the Kurdistan Region's Halabja. According to Rudaw, the initiative aims to promote alternatives to plastic, and is part of the "Green City Halabja" campaign, run by the NWE NGO and partially funded by the German Consulate and WADI […]

Stabilization remains a Top Priority for Germany

Stabilizing liberated areas in Iraq post-ISIL remains a top priority for Germany The German Federal Foreign Office has contributed another 11 mio USD to the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It will support stabilization and recovery efforts for Iraq post-ISIL, which includes repairing essential public infrastructure and […]

EUAM Iraq: New Head of Mission Appointed

By John Lee. On 11 December 2019, Christoph Buik was appointed as new head of mission for the European Union Advisory Mission in Iraq (EUAM Iraq). He will take up his duties on 1 January 2020. Christoph Buik, a German national, is currently Director of the UN Standing Police Capacity. Previously, he was Police Commissioner […]

Campaign to Stop Lethal Force Against Protesters

Euro-Med Monitor launches advocacy campaign to stop the bloodshed against peaceful protesters in Iraq The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor has sent letters to the European Union and the French and German governments, urging them to exert pressure on the Iraqi government to stop the use of lethal force against ongoing popular protests, and to immediately […]

MAN provides 53 MW of Electrical Power to Iraq

Germany's MAN Energy Solutions is providing a drink can factory of the Royal Can Making Company (RCMC) in Iraq with six MAN 18V32/40 CD engines, with a total capacity of 53 megawatts (MW). The recently constructed power plant in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, will supply power to the RCMC manufacturing site and also to […]