Tag Archives | World Food Programme (WFP)

UN: Iraqi MSMEs need Targeted Support

The United Nations set aside 27 June to annually celebrate the role that micro, small and medium enterprises play in the global economy, poverty reduction and the attainment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This year, UN agencies in Iraq share a statement to recognize MSMEs at the heart of any resilient recovery from the […]

World Day against Child Labour: Protecting Children in Iraq

On this World Day against Child Labour, ILO and UNICEF call for joint work among all stakeholders to create a protective and inclusive environment for children in Iraq On this World Day Against Child Labour, with the slogan "Universal Social Protection to End Child Labour", ILO and UNICEF are calling on stakeholders to work together […]

Iraq launches National Strategy on Early Childhood Development.

Iraq launches, with the support of UNICEF, the National Strategy on Early Childhood Development. The Government of Iraq, in collaboration with UNICEF, has launched the National Strategy on Early Childhood Development (ECD). The Strategy represents a comprehensive and coherent approach to ECD and acknowledges different stages in child development up to age 8 years. It […]

WFP Iraq Country Brief

WFP Iraq Country Brief, March 2022 In Numbers 710,492 people assisted in March 2022 US$ 2.25 million distributed in March 2022 through cash-based transfers 1,686 mt of in-kind assistance distributed US$ 39.4 million six months net funding requirements (April - September 2022) Operational Updates In March, WFP provided cash and food assistance to 182,152 internally […]

UN Women, WFP promote Women's Empowerment in Iraq

UN Women and WFP join forces to promote gender equality and women's empowerment in Iraq The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and reaffirm their commitment to strengthening collaboration and joint initiatives on gender equality […]

WFP launches Solar Energy Solution at University of Sulaymaniyah

WFP launches solar energy solution for youth project with University of Sulaymaniyah The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has helped provide a new solar power system for the Career Development Centre at the University of Sulaymaniyah. The solar energy provided now effectively meets the electricity gap during power cuts or shortages, enabling seamless support […]

New Programme to Reform Social Protection in Kurdistan

With support from the European Union, UNICEF, WFP, and ILO partner with the Kurdistan Regional Government to reform social protection The Ministry of Planning and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and the International Labour […]

WFP, Kurdistan Stats Office partner on Research

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Kurdistan Regional Statistics Office (KRSO) signed a new agreement on research into food security, to support informed decision-making on efforts to support vulnerable families in the Kurdistan Region. An important element of the partnership is training, and helping strengthen the skills and expertise of KRSO staff in […]

WFP and Partners revive Olive Production in Iraq

WFP and partners revive olive production in Iraq The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and partners have inaugurated a new olive press machine as part of economic regeneration efforts for the local community in Bashiqa, Iraq. WFP, the Governor's office, Mayor's office, the Bashiqa Olive Association and Samaritan's Purse's aim is to bring this […]

US gives $19m to Vulnerable Families in Iraq

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a timely and generous contribution of US$19.24 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID-BHA). The funding will help provide life-saving assistance to¬†181,000 displaced Iraqis and 72,000 Syrian refugees¬†in the form of cash transfers that support their immediate food needs. The U.S. […]

Korea Supports Vulnerable Families in Iraq

The Republic of Korea supports vulnerable families in Iraq to put food on the table The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a US$1 million contribution from the Republic of Korea to support WFP's food assistance for up to 327,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) and Syrian refugees until the end of the year, […]