Tag Archives | World Food Programme (WFP)

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 […]

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 […]