Press Releases & Statements

Erbil, Iraq, 30 November 2017 – The completion of the second phase of the liberation of West Anbar towards end of October 2017 has resulted in need for humanitarian assistance for the current and displaced residents in the areas of Ana, Rua, Qaim & Obaidi. It is estimated that approximately 60,000 people, out of whom 15,000 are women of reproductive age, remain in Qaim, Ana, Rawa, Obeidi and the surrounding villages.

Erbil, Iraq, 30 November 2017 - On Monday 27th of November, the KRG High Council of Women Affairs in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as a main partner, and under the auspices of his H.E Mr. Nechirvan Barzani the Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government, launched the national Campaign of 16 Days of Activism Combating Violence against Women in Erbil, Kurdistan region in Iraq.

29 November 2017

SRSG Kubiš:

First of all, I am extremely honoured that I was once again received by His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani. It is a great honour for us - the United Nations - and for me personally. And I value, not only the fact that I was received, but also that we had an in-depth discussion about what is on the agenda of the country, of Iraq, and I was listening to the points His Eminence was making on as a guidance for future activities, future steps.

Najaf, Iraq, 29 November 2017 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, was received today by His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani in Najaf.

27 November 2017 - For more than 3 years, the people of Hawiija district in Kirkuk Governorate, Iraq, were cut off from lifesaving health care and immunization services, leaving many children susceptible to vaccine-preventable diseases. “For years, I worried that my children may contract polio and measles or die,” said Hadija, a 32-year-old mother of 3 children.

BAGHDAD / GENEVA (27 November 2017) - The Government of Iraq must ensure that the military defeat of ISIL translates into a victory for accountability and an end to impunity, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard, has urged after an official mission.

Baghdad, 28 November 2017 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the “cowardly” terrorist gun attack and suicide bombing which left dozens of civilian casualties in the southeastern Nahrawan district of Baghdad on the night of Monday 27 November 2017.

Baghdad, November 27, 2017- A joint team from the World Bank and the Ministry of Water Resources visited Sulaimaniyah Province to assess the impact of the recent earthquake that hit the Iraq-Iran border on the Darbandikhan and Dokan Dams. Both dams are very strategic. They were built in 1961 for flood control, irrigation, drinking water supply and later power generation was added.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 10:00

SRSG Kubiš condemns Tuz Khurmatu bombing

Baghdad, 22 November 2017 – Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Ján Kubiš, strongly condemned the deadly car bomb attack in the town of Tuz Khurmatu, Salah El Din Province, on Tuesday, 21 November, in which scores of civilians were killed or wounded.

Mosul – To strengthen government-run health facilities in the wake of the Mosul crisis, IOM Iraq has donated medical equipment and supplies valued at approximately USD 500,000 to Al-Salam Teaching Hospital in east Mosul.

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