Tag Archives | Refugees

Life in the Margins: Paperless People of Post-Conflict Iraq

Five years after the declared end of the conflict with the Islamic State (IS), Iraq's recovery remains fragile as many communities remain in need of humanitarian assistance. Among those most at risk of exclusion are the one million internally displaced and returnee Iraqis that lack civil documentation, such as core identity documents and birth, marriage […]

UNHCR welcomes US contribution to Critical Assistance in Iraq

UNHCR welcomes the generous contribution from the United States of America to support and strengthen critical assistance in Iraq As the largest supporter of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Iraq, the United States of America (USA) recently contributed USD 27.8 million to help Syrian and other refugees and Iraq families displaced by Da'esh/ISIS (internally […]

MSF in Iraq annual report 2021

The effects of years of conflict and instability are still felt in Iraq, more evidently in regions that witnessed fighting between the Islamic State (IS) group and the Iraqi-led coalition. In 2021, Iraq continued to be severely affected by COVID-19, with the country experiencing its second and third COVID-19 waves, each recording a higher number […]

Korea Promoting Peace and Stability in Iraq

UN-Habitat Iraq receives generous support from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to promote peace and stability by facilitating sustainable returns UN-Habitat Iraq welcomes the contribution of USD 6 million from the Korean Government through the Korea International Cooperation Agency office in Iraq. Today, during his visit to UN-Habitat Office, Mr. Cho Hyeong Lae, Country Director, […]

Mercy Hands reports on conditions for Returnees

Mercy Hands has conducted an assessment on the needs of the returnees in the Balad District, Salah Al-Din Governorate. From the baseline study, it concluded that services are not sufficient to meet the returnees needs in areas including social services, housing, employment, and social protection. Click here to download the full report. (Source: Mercy Hands)

H&M donates Clothing to Displaced Persons in Iraq

People who have been forced to leave everything behind are among the most vulnerable in the world, and the situation is only getting worse, with the added emergency of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Many refugees have suffered tremendously due to the crisis, and UNHCR reports an urgent need to assist. In response, H&M has donated clothing to displaced communities in Iraq, to help families keep warm during the cold […]

Why Iraqi Kurds are seeking Refuge in Europe

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Why Iraqi Kurds are seeking refuge in Europe The heartbreaking drama of thousands of migrants, many of them Iraqi Kurds, stranded along the Belarusian border with Poland, where they encounter dire conditions in […]

US gives $19m to Vulnerable Families in Iraq

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a timely and generous contribution of US$19.24 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID-BHA). The funding will help provide life-saving assistance to 181,000 displaced Iraqis and 72,000 Syrian refugees in the form of cash transfers that support their immediate food needs. The U.S. […]

Iraq reported to have closed Belarusian Consulates

By John Lee. Iraq's Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reportedly ordered the closure of the honorary consulates of Belarus in Baghdad and Erbil. According to Rojnews, the decision was made due to the ease with which Iraqis were being granted visas to travel to Belarus, and the continuing refugee crisis on that country's border […]

Germany supports Critical Assistance to Displaced in Iraq

Germany supports WFP's critical assistance to displaced and refugee families in Iraq The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a €6 million contribution from the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) to support WFP's monthly food assistance to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) and Syrian refugees living in Iraq. WFP monthly […]

US contributes $53.3m to UNHCR Ops in Iraq

UNHCR welcomes the generous contribution of USD 53.3 million by the Government of the United States of America (USA) towards UNHCR's protection and assistance programmes to support vulnerable displaced persons (IDPs) and Syrian refugees in Iraq. This contribution brings the total USA contribution to UNHCR Iraq in 2021 to USD 88 million. Thus far, the […]