Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, Iraq, 12 March 2018 - In the wake of recent criminal and terrorist acts that targeted members of minority communities in Iraq, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, stresses the need for the government to take active steps to support and protect these communities, to ensure the return of minorities who suffered from Daesh persecution to their homes, and urges the religious, political and civic leaders as well as the general public to stand up for their fellow vulnerable citizens.

Erbil – The first in a series of capacity building workshops was concluded in Erbil, Iraq. With the ultimate aim of helping Iraq reinforce its accountability and efficiency mechanisms, the workshop’s objective was to improve the Iraq public sector readiness to apply a new model of performance management entitled “Iraqi Government-Wide Institutional Performance Management Model”.

Iraq – The number of internally displaced Iraqis is currently more than 2.3 million, and those who have returned to their place of origin over 3.5 million. Responding to the needs of these vulnerable groups is a top priority for IOM, the UN Migration Agency in Iraq, as elaborated in the organization’s 2018 Crisis Funding Appeal.

Baghdad, Iraq, 8 March 2018 – Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), and Ms. Michèle Coninsx, Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), concluded yesterday a two-day visit to Iraq at the invitation of the Government and with the support of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

BAGHDAD, 6 March 2018 – The Government of Japan announced a new assistance package from its supplementary budget of 2017 to assist the Republic of Iraq. With a combined total of USD 6.3 million, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) will be implementing two projects aimed at enhancing the living conditions and safety of the Iraqi population, in particular those living in the newly liberated areas.

Baghdad; Iraq. 06 March 2018 – On 6 March, the Government of Iraq as well as the United Nations and its partners launched their 2018 plans for Iraq – the Plan for Relief, Shelter and Stabilization of Displaced People and the Humanitarian Response Plan.

(Baghdad/New York, 05 March 2018): The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten, concluded an eight-day visit to Iraq during which she heard first-hand the heart wrenching accounts of survivors of Daesh’s sexual violence. She stressed the need to ensure that survivors of conflict-related sexual violence are fully protected and that perpetrators of these horrendous crimes are brought to justice.

Iraq – As the pace of return of displaced Iraqis to areas of origin has accelerated in recent months, the Government of Japan is supporting IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with new funds to stabilize conflict-affected communities in Iraq and support the sustainable reintegration of internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Baghdad, 26 February 2018— Although the immediate violence has come to an end, the needs of children in Iraq remain immense – 4 million children need assistance.

Baghdad, 26 February 2018: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes new pledges from the people of Japan. Some US$ 19 million is pledged for 2018, amounting to $15 million to protect and assist displaced and returning Iraqis, and $4 million for the Syrian refugee response. Since the start of the recent conflict in Iraq in 2014, Japan has generously donated $73 million to UNHCR, supporting vital assistance to millions of people forced to flee their homes by conflict.

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