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MoU to Boost Private Sector in Iraq

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and the Iraqi Ministry of Planning (MoP) have today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will boost the private sector through micro, small and medium enterprises, create job opportunities and support an inclusive growth policy. The MoU provides a general framework for cooperation between the […]

New USAID-funded Business Accelerator in Iraq

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Top Mountain have launched a Business Accelerator Project to assist micro, small, medium-sized businesses (MSMEs) in Iraq to provide immediate assistance to help their business recover, develop, and grow. In support of this effort, Top Mountain will distribute USAID-funded grants to 15 Iraqi businesses.  These grants […]

New COVID-19 Isolation Ward opens in Dohuk

Newly-constructed COVID-19 Isolation Ward opens in Dohuk A 20-bed Isolation Ward designed to handle the most severe COVID-19 patients has been officially opened by the Governor of Dohuk in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq. Constructed by UNDP and funded by USAID, […]

$10m USAID contribution for COVID-19 in Iraq

Timely $10 million USAID contribution protects more communities against COVID-19 outbreak The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed over US$10 million recently to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Iraq, allowing the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to scale-up its response to the pandemic into three additional governorates. The funds - pledged under […]

Ninewa Investment Forum

The Ninewa Investment Forum is taking place from 3rd to 5th December in Erbil. This two-day event will showcase investment-ready businesses to private investors from around the world. Presenting a portfolio of very attractive investment opportunities will spark a virtuous cycle of both exciting project opportunities and increased investor confidence. The event is organized by […]

New US Contribution to Health Services in Iraq

The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes a new contribution of US$24 million from the US Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID-OFDA) to strengthen primary, secondary and preventive health services in conflict-affected governorates in Iraq. Access to improved life-saving health services will be ensured for approximately 3.5 million beneficiaries in seven governorates […]

US Provides Additional $100m for Iraq Stabilization

U.S. Government to Provide Additional $100 Million for Iraq Stabilization US Chargé d’Affaires Joey Hood has announced that the United States Government intends to provide an additional $100 million to help stabilize liberated areas once held by the Islamic State. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide the funds to the United […]

US Helps Meet the Needs of Minorities in Iraq

Continued U.S. Assistance to Better Meet the Needs of Minorities in Iraq The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have agreed to increase assistance to Iraqis, particularly religious and ethnic minorities, to enable them to return to their homes in areas liberated from ISIS. Following Vice President […]

US Govt, Basrah Launch Takamul Project

The U.S. Consul General, Timmy Davis, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director, Dr. William Patterson, met with Basrah Governor, Asaad al-Idani, the Acting Provincial Council Chairman, Waled Ghaitan, and other provincial council members on November 6. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the new USAID Iraq Governance Performance […]

Funding Opportunity for Return of IDPs

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office in Iraq has issued a call for expressions of interest to fund activities that assist in the voluntary return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Ninewa Plains and western Ninewa, and to encourage those who are already in their communities to remain. Ambassador Douglas Silliman […]

Children Prepared for Flood Emergencies

UNDP and UNICEF to promote emergency preparedness amongst children in Iraq The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are joining efforts to conduct child-centric advocacy and promote school-based preparedness along the Tigris River flood path in Iraq. The two sister agencies signed a partnership agreement in this regard in […]

UN Food Relief reaches Shirqat

For the first time in more than two years, the United Nations food relief agency has distributed urgently-needed food for people in and around the northern Iraqi town of Shirqat, which was under siege and cut off from humanitarian access from 2014 until earlier this month. “Families in Shirqat are in a desperate need of […]