Tag Archives | UN Refugee Agency

New Initiative to Support Entrepreneurs in Iraq

Seed investor Flat6Labs has launched its StartMashreq entrepreneurship program. The regional program is being implemented over a two-year period in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and the government of the Netherlands. As the first program of its kind, StartMashreq will offer comprehensive support to entrepreneurs across […]

UNHCR welcomes Donation from Germany

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the latest contribution of Euro 13m from Germany to provide shelter and protection assistance to over 3 million displaced Iraqis. This generous support will enable UNHCR to continue its interventions in providing humanitarian assistance and protection activities in supporting the internally displaced persons with their basic needs, shelter, […]

Scholarship Scheme for Syrian refugees in Kurdistan

UNHCR scholarship scheme helps Syrian refugees access university degrees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in coordination with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I), this week opened its DAFI scholarship enrolment programme in KR-I and started receiving applications. UNHCR’s higher education […]

UNHCR warns of Funding Crunch as Thousands Flee Falluja

With tens of thousands of civilians pouring out of the embattled Iraqi city of Falluja in recent days, US$17.5 million is urgently needed to meet their immediate needs, the UN Refugee Agency said today. More than 85,000 people have fled Falluja and the surrounding area since a government military offensive to retake the city from […]