On 9 May 2016, a new shelter site for internally displaced persons (IDPs) established in Darkar Ajam, Zakho District, Dohuk Governorate, was inaugurated. With generous contributions from the Government of Japan, the IDP shelter site was established by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) providing prefabricated shelter units to accommodate more than 4,800 vulnerable IDPs, basic infrastructure, and public facilities such as a reproductive health clinic, a women’s social center and a security building.

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Baghdad, Iraq, 02 May 2016 - Iraq will continue to need greater humanitarian assistance as the country’s displacement crisis shows no sign of easing, with more than 3.4 million people displaced and ongoing conflict causing thousands more families to leave their homes in search of safety, said Amin Awad, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Bureau for the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, concluding a visit to Erbil and Basra.

On 30 March 2016, Kerbala, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) organized a ceremony to mark the delivery of a new IDP shelter site in Kerbala and to launch two projects funded by the Government of Japan to support to the humanitarian response and recovery activities in Iraq to be implemented by UN-Habitat: namely, the “Gender-sensitive Durable Shelter Support” and “Promoting Urban Recovery in Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq”.

Baghdad, 31 March 2016 – The Kingdom of the Netherlands is giving US$5.69 million (€5 million) to the United Nations Development Programme to support stabilization in areas newly liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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WFP Iraq Situation Report #35

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Baghdad, 8 March 2016– The Government of Australia has contributed US$1.4 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The contribution will help thousands of people as they try to restart their lives in Ramadi and Sinjar where the Iraqi Government has recently retaken control.

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