Tag Archives | U.S. Agency for International Development

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 […]

US and Iraq Collaborate to Improve Service Delivery

By John Lee. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Alonzo Wind joined the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Secretariat, Dr. Ali Al-Allaq, in opening the Third National Conference on Excellence in Services at the Sheraton Hotel in Baghdad on March 24. The two-day conference provided an opportunity to recognize […]

Conference on Legal Aid for Vulnerable Populations

On Wednesday January 22, Deputy Chief of Mission John P. Desrocher joined the Secretary General of Council of Ministers, Mr. Ali Mohsen Al-Alaq, in opening the First National Conference on Legal Aid Clinics at the Royal Tulip Hotel in Baghdad. The event was attended by ministers, members of parliament, and regional and local government officials […]

USAID Heads Visit Iraq

On December 4 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein and Acting Assistant Administrator Alina Romanowski concluded a two-day visit to Iraq as part of a regional tour of USAID missions. In Baghdad, the Associate Administrator and Acting Assistant Administrator met with Prime Minister Maliki’s Chief of Staff, Dr. Hamid Ahmed, to […]

New $357bn National Development Plan

On Monday, September 16, the Ministry of Planning launched Iraq’s second National Development Plan (NDP) 2013-2017 at Baghdad’s Al-Rasheed Hotel. The Ministry of Planning (MOP) played a key role in producing the new NDP, with support from other Government of Iraq institutions and line ministries. The launch for the NDP was hosted by Minister of […]

USAID Supports Iraq’s Young Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), sponsored Baghdad’s first Startup Weekend June 28-30. More than 100 young Iraqi entrepreneurs participated in the three-day event to discuss tech-oriented business ideas and how to turn the best ideas into viable companies. A panel of successful entrepreneurs judged the business […]