Tag Archives | UN-HABITAT

Japan gives $15m to UN-Habitat Projects in Iraq

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has received USD 15 million from the Government of Japan to implement two projects in Iraq: “Gender-sensitive Durable Shelter Support for Internally Displaced Persons in Iraq” and “Promoting Urban Recovery in Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq.” The conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has […]

Sinjar Refugees Move to New UN-Habitat Camp

Days before snow was expected to fall in the foothills of Dohuk, Iraq, 900 families are moving into the new camp for internally-displaced persons (IDPs) built through the collaboration of 8 UN agencies planned and led by UN-Habitat. UN-Habitat’s acting Regional Director from Arab States, Mr Dyfed Aubrey and UN-Habitat’s Country Director Dr Erfan Ali […]

London-based Assemblage Wins Baghdad Architecture Competition

UN-HABITAT, the United Nation’s agency for human settlement, has created a development competition in association with the Iraq government to help rebuild the country. Winners of the international competition are London-based architectural firm Assemblage, with their design concept that focuses on the creation of a community for 3,000 people, include residential buildings, infrastructure, schools, markets, […]