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Iraqi Camp Closures leave 100,000 in Limbo

The ongoing rapid closure of displacement camps in Iraq is rendering homeless more than 100,000 people in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic and at the onset of winter. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is extremely concerned about the fate of thousands of displaced families living in camps across the country that are being closed […]

US announces $204m Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq

On Wednesday in Washington, the United States announced nearly $204 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Iraq, Iraqi refugees in the region, and to generous communities hosting them. This funding includes nearly $133 million from the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and more than $71 million from USAID's Bureau […]

US continues to Support UNHCR in Iraq

United States of America continues its support to UNHCR critical work in Iraq UNHCR welcomes the new contribution of USD 41.8 Million from the United States of America that aims at supporting the response for Internally Displaced Iraqis, the 2020/2021 Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan, refugees and asylum seekers as well as the response […]

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 […]

New EU Funding to Assist Displaced Iraqis

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes a new donation of EUR 3 million from the EU to assist internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq. This funding will contribute to ensure the provision of legal assistance and civil documentation to over 30,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) across Iraq and to guarantee that camp management and camp […]

EU Provides Additional EUR2m to IOM Iraq

EU Provides Additional EUR 2M to IOM Iraq for Critical Infrastructure Improvements in Camps Five years after the onset of the ISIL crisis and the subsequent massive internal displacement, over half a million Iraqis continue to live in camps. The European Union (EU) has awarded an additional EUR 2 million to IOM in Iraq to make critical […]

KRG Details 167 Humanitarian Projects

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has issued a report on its "Priority Humanitarian Small Scale Projects: In Health, Education, Municipality, Electricity, Social Care, Agriculture and Livelihoods and Water Sectors Kurdistan Region-Iraq 2019". The document presents a detailed breakdown of a total 167 priority humanitarian Small Scale Projects (SMPs) for 2019. The focus […]

US gives another $18m in Aid to Iraq

By John Lee. At the Third Brussels Conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region” on Thursday, the United States announced more than $397 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Syria as part of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan for 2019-2020. According to a State Department announcement, more than […]

EU announces additional EUR 50m for Iraq

The EU has announced an additional €30 million in humanitarian assistance. Another €20 million in development funding will contribute to the reconstruction of the country's cultural heritage, as well as the creation of jobs and opportunities for vulnerable youth. The announcement was made by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides (pictured), on […]

France gives EUR 500k for Sustainable Livelihood

The Government of France has contributed US$568,690 (€500,000) to UNDP’s Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) to promote recovery and resilience-building in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The funding will help improve access to income-generating opportunities for 200 vulnerable returnees in Sinjar and Hamdaniya – where returnee numbers […]

Can US Aid Help Iraq’s Minorities?

By Saad Salloum for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. To what extent can US aid help Iraq’s minorities? Iraqi minorities have warmly welcomed the Oct. 16 announcement by the US State Department that it would be providing $178 million in additional aid […]