By Gopinath Durairajan

Anbar Province, Iraq, 01 April, 2014- Despite ongoing civil unrest and security threats, UNICEF, the Ministry of Health and other partners have carried out a supplementary polio vaccination campaign in the western province of Anbar, on the border with Syria.

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17 December, 2013 — The Ministries of Health of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government, together with WHO, UNICEF, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and other health partners launched Iraq's national acceleration plan for maternal and child health on 17 December 2013.

ERBIL, 7 October 2013 – “A suicide bomb attack yesterday on a primary school in Tal Afar in northern Iraq left at least 10 children and their teachers dead and many others injured.

In Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Parliament formally ratified the Child Protection Law on 28 July 2013. This important protection law seeks to improve the lifestyle of Kurdish children.  The long awaited ratification of the treaty, which demands protection of children’s rights, came after a long discussion among Kurdish law makers on Sunday. According to the law, this is the duty of government to enhance citizen’s understanding of child rights, and to deal with child labor that the region is facing.

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Monday, 05 August 2013 12:05

UNICEF Ambassador, Pau Gasol Visits Iraq

In Dohuk, UNICEF Spanish Committee Ambassador and two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol returned from a visit to Syrian refugees.

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Safe water, adequate sanitation and health services to be provided with funds
Baghdad, 10 April 2013 (UNICEF) – The Government of Japan has contributed $1.5 million to the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) emergency response to Syrian refugee children and women in Iraq.

Monday, 01 April 2013 13:39

UNICEF Iraq Newsletter

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Baghdad, 13 March 2013 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) condemn the attack that took place on March 11 near Wlad secondary school in the town of Dibis in Kirkuk governorate, 290 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq.

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