Tag Archives | World Food Programme (WFP)

New Mangrove Nursery in Basra to foster Sustainable Development

WFP and Iraq develop a mangrove nursery in Basra to foster sustainable development and combat the climate crisis The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with the local government of Basra, Iraq's Ministry of Environment, and the University of Basra's Marine Science Centre started a mangrove nursery in the tidal flats region with […]

National Consultations on Climate Action in Iraq

WFP and Ministry of Environment host national consultations on climate action in Iraq The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Iraq's Ministry of Environment held a three-day national consultation event aimed at enhancing the country's climate adaptation efforts. The workshop focused on bolstering Iraq's climate information system with the aim of having unified and […]

New Agreement to Promote Entrepreneurship in Iraq

ITC and UN WFP Sign an Agreement to Promote Development and Strengthening of Entrepreneurship The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) signed an agreement on 6 March 2023 to collaborate on improving the efficiency and competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in Iraq. The partnership will leverage […]

Assessing IDPs in need of Social Protection with UN Support

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs to begin assessing Iraqi internally displaced persons and returnees in need of social protection assistance with UN support The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs announced on Wednesday (February 1), it will begin a far-reaching verification process to assess the eligibility of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and IDP returnees […]

Germany supporting Capacity-Building in Iraq

Germany helps WFP support Iraqis affected by conflict and climate crisis through resilience-building activities The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a generous contribution of EURO 22.5 million (US$23.9) from Germany to support capacity-building activities in coordination with the Iraqi Government, as well as empowering youth through vocational training and assisting vulnerable communities in […]

Korea provides $1m for Resilience-Building in Iraq

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of US$1 million from the Government of the Republic of Korea, which will support the implementation of resilience-building activities aiming at improving sustainable agricultural production in areas affected by salinity in southern Iraq. This grant will support in restoring the agricultural-based livelihoods of nearly 4,000 […]

Building Iraq's Social Protection Floor

Building Iraq's Social Protection Floor: Joint UN paper proposes recommendations to strengthen the adequacy, coverage and equity of the social protection system in Iraq A new working paper has been developed by the United Nations in Iraq, which proposes a set of key recommendations that would contribute to strengthening the adequacy, coverage and equity of […]

WFP Iraq Country Brief, July 2022

In Numbers 256,176 people assisted in July 2022 US$3.2 m cash-based transfers made US$44.2 m six months (August 2022-Jan 2023) net funding requirements Operational Updates In July, WFP provided cash and food assistance to 184,091 internally displaced persons (IDPs), 68,725 refugees, and 3,360 people from vulnerable communities through resilience building initiatives. In early July 2022, […]

WFP partners with KRG in improving Social Protection

WFP Iraq partners with the Department of Information Technology at the KRG towards improving social protection for the people The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with the Kurdistan Regional Government, Department of Information technology (KRG-DIT) to formalise their collaboration on improving and reforming the Social Protection System in […]

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 […]