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WHO: Iraq Lockdown Decision "Necessary"

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Iraq is urging Iraqis to follow the instructions of the health authorities to contain the spread of COVID-19 after a rise in infections, stressing that the re-introduction of a complete lockdown in Iraq was a necessary measure in the fight against the virus. WHO Representative in Iraq, Dr. Adham […]

Early COVID-19 Preparation Saved Lives in Iraq

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has fought the pandemic with every tool at its disposal to save lives and support countries with limited COVID-19 response capacity, including Iraq. WHO and Iraqi health authorities proactively coordinated a comprehensive response to the pandemic as early as January 2020. WHO Iraq […]

Perceptions of Police, Security and Governance in Iraq

Perceptions of Police, Security and Governance in Iraq: IOM Study The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Yale Law School's Center for Global Legal Challenges (GLC) are releasing a new report that evaluates community perceptions of police and security in three communities across Iraq. This new study - Perceptions of Police, Security and Governance in […]

Security Council Extends UNAMI Mandate

The UN Security Council decided unanimously to extend the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 May 2021, during a 29 May videoconference meeting*. In adopting resolution 2522 (2020), the Council further decided that the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNAMI, at the request of the Government of Iraq, […]

Switzerland Supports WFP Assistance to Refugees in Iraq

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a donation of US$522,500 from the Government of Switzerland to support the food needs of nearly 24,000 refugees and internally displaced people for one month. The funds, coming through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, will be used to provide cash assistance to 13,400 Iraqis displaced […]

Psychological First Aid Training in Iraq

WHO conducts remote psychological first aid training in Iraq to address COVID-19 stigma and discriminatory Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been experiencing varying degrees of fear, concern, anxiety and stress which requires psychological support to enable them to cope better with the challenges they are facing. In Iraq, WHO identified groups […]

A more Just, Prosperous and Resilient Iraq can Emerge: UN Envoy

Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert briefed ambassadors on latest developments, including the appointment last week of new Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, and the majority of his 22-member cabinet, following months of political infighting and stalemate. Although the pandemic has quieted months of corresponding protests, which saw Iraqis taking to the streets to call for an end to corruption, […]

Belgium, Italy assist IDPs and Refugees in Iraq

Belgium and Italy support WFP's assistance to displaced families and refugees in Iraq The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes two generous contributions from the Governments of Belgium and Italy of €1 million each (US$1.1 million) to assist internally displaced people (IDPs) and Syrian refugees in Iraq. "The vulnerable situation of IDPs and refugees […]

Debris-Recycling to bolster return of Displaced in Iraq

Debris-recycling initiative seeks to bolster return of displaced in Iraq, amidst growing risks of COVID-19 outbreak With support from the Government of Japan, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is joining forces with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to launch an innovative debris-recycling project that will help displaced persons in Kirkuk Governorate, northern Iraq, return […]

Protesters demand UN Protection from State Violence

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi protesters demand UN protection from violence of authorities Iraqi protesters are seeking greater international attention to both their cause and attacks by security forces and armed groups, even […]

Netherlands assists Vulnerable Displaced Persons in Iraq

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes a new donation of USD 5.6 million from the Kingdom of the Netherlands for 2019 and 2020 to assist internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, and Syrian refugees in Iraq. This contribution is part of the global PROSPECTS Partnership aiming at joining partners’ efforts to develop a new paradigm in […]

First Nationwide Migration Profile

Iraq, compared to neighbouring countries in the Middle East like Jordan and Lebanon, hosts the lowest number of immigrants relevant to the population. However, the country’s foreign population increased 338 per cent between 1990 and 2017, due largely to the influx of refugees from Syria. Migration in northern Iraq is largely driven by conflict, while […]