Tag Archives | World Food Programme (WFP)

WFP issues update on Iraq Operations

By John Lee. The World Food Programme (WFP) has issued an update on its operations in Iraq. In Numbers 11,718 people assisted in May 2024 USD 368,200 cash-based transfers made in May 2024 USD 42.7 million six months (June- November 2024) net funding requirements Operational Updates General Food Assistance In May 2024, 3,080 internally displaced […]

Detailed Study of Land Use in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. A new study has provided a comprehensive Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) classification for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq based on remote sensing data. The study area covered a total area of 46465.1 km2. The results of the study show that the dominant LULC classes in Kurdistan Region are: grassland (13354,%28.7 […]

Transformative Agricultural Project in Ninawa

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in collaboration with the Directorate of Agriculture in Ninawa Governorate and the University of Mosul, is implementing a multi-year initiative to transform farming practices in Ninawa governorate to boost food security and sustainability among small-holder farmers. The WFP-led programme trains over 500 farmers in conservation agriculture, water management, […]

Climate Adaptation Project to support Farmers in Basra

Basrah Gas Company and WFP Iraq launch a climate adaptation project to support smallholder farmers in Basrah Basrah Gas Company (BGC) and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) have signed an agreement aiming to support local farmers in the Al Zubair district in Basrah through a climate change adaptation initiative which sets out to […]

Satellite Mapping Reveals Iraq's Diverse Ecological Zones

WFP land mapping study reveals Iraq's diverse ecological zones in need of protection against climate change The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Iraq have launched the Land Use Land Cover (LULC) project in Baghdad, a vital step in fighting climate change. LULC generates high-resolution satellite imagery crucial for understanding environmental […]

Iraq Launches National Data Center

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mohammed Shia' Al-Sudani inaugurated the National Data Center at the General Secretariat of the Cabinet, marking a significant stride in Iraq's digital evolution. Al-Sudani inspected the progress of the first phase of the center's development, which incorporates smart screens and models depicting stages of the National Cloud Facility installation. This […]

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 […]