Press Releases & Statements

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 14:51

WHO condemns violence on Health workers in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq, 26 February 2019 --- The World Health Organization (WHO) strongly condemns the recent attack on a medical practitioner who was physically assaulted while providing medical care to a critically ill 70-year old female in Azadi Teaching Hospital in Kirkuk Governorate on 18 February.

Baghdad – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is building the world’s largest, fastest learning network of Accelerator Labs to deploy new approaches to emergent development problems.

On 21 February 2019, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) officially launched in Ninewa Governorate the “Strengthening the Long-Term Resilience of Subnational Authorities in Countries Affected by the Syrian and Iraqi Crises” project, funded by the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian and Iraqi Crises, the EU “Madad” Fund.

Mosul, Iraq, 20 February 2019 - Seeing firsthand the impact of the assistance provided to help the people of Mosul recover from the devastation of the conflict with Da’esh (ISIL), a joint European Union-United Nations delegation toured stabilization and development projects in the city of Mosul in Ninewa Governorate, northern Iraq, and relief activities in Hamam al Alil IDP camp, bringing with it promises of additional support from the EU to the tune of 50 million euros (USD 56 million) for post-conflict recovery across Iraq and continued support to humanitarian response and development projects.

Baghdad, Iraq; 21 February 2019 – The European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management (ECHO), Mr Christos Stylianides, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Finance and Development Cooperation, Mr Alexander De Croo, visited Hammam Al-Aleel camp for internally displaced persons in Mosul where they visited the UNFPA-supported Primary Health Clinic (PHC) and Women Centre.

¬Baghdad, Iraq; 20 February 2019 – Women subjected to violence often look for a haven: the women shelters provide refuge to survivors of gender-based violence, particularly domestic violence. In Iraq, UNFPA supports five women shelters across Iraq run and managed by the Ministries of Labour and Social Affairs in the Federal Government and in the Kurdistan Regional Government.

Erbil, 20 February 2019 – Hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq will benefit from two new projects funded by the European Union’s Regional Trust Fund, MADAD. Launched today in Erbil, the projects aim at empowering local communities and improving governance in areas affected by conflict.

Baghdad, 18 February 2019 - The UNESCO and the Government of Japan signed an agreement in support of the project “Voices of the children of Old Mosul: the rehabilitation and management of primary schools in historic urban context emerging from conflict”. Naofumi Hashimoto, Japan’s Ambassador to Iraq and Rory Robertshaw, Officer in Charge, UNESCO Office for Iraq, signed the document in the presence of Dr. Hamid Ahmad, the deputy Chairman of the Prime Minister of Iraq’s Advisory Commission (PMAC).

Baghdad, 18 February 2019 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of AUD 2 million (approximately USD 1.5 million) from the Government of Australia to further enable stabilization and humanitarian efforts through explosive hazards management in liberated areas of Iraq. This brings the current three-year contribution from Australia to a total of AUD 13 million (approximately USD 9 million).

13 February 2019 - Inter-country collaboration between Iraq and Jordan allowed WHO and health authorities in Iraq to rapidly and successfully respond to an increase in cases of acute respiratory infections.

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