Tag Archives | Iraqi diaspora

Armed Forces, Diaspora Go To Polls

By John Lee Iraqis living abroad in 19 countries have cast their votes early ahead of  the general election on the 30th of April, news agencies have reported. Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission has said that approximately 785,000 Iraqis were eligible to vote outside the country. Meanwhile attacks on polling stations, security forces and a […]

Video: From Baghdad to Stockholm

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Over the past decade, tens of thousands of Iraqis have fled their country to resettle in Sweden. Iraqi-born Swedes are today one of the largest ethnic minority groups living in Sweden. In 2007, […]

Different Voices – Harnessing the Diaspora

By Madeleine White, educationalist, writer and Head of Strategic Partnerships, Whizz Education. Last month saw the US Ambassador Fund offering grants from $200k to £2 million in order to find “creative and effective approaches to promote reconciliation and stability in Iraq and to improve the institutional capacity”. Other events include next month’s signing of a five year […]

Harvesting the Iraqi Diaspora

By Padraig O'Hannelly. Iraq has many assets, and while oil is the first that comes to mind, we should not forget the multitudes of Iraqis who live outside their country of birth -- the Iraqi diaspora. Estimates vary, but there are probably between four and five million Iraqi-born emigrants living in a wide range of […]

Iraq Allocates $86m for Return of Expats

By John Lee. Iraq has allocated 100 billion Iraqi dinars ($86 million) for a project that aims to bring skilled expatriates back to Iraq in 2013, reports Mawtani. The Ministry of Migration and the Displaced announced last week that these skilled Iraqis will receive housing and work opportunities upon their return home. Sameer Nahi, the […]