Murtadha Nasiri

Murtadha Nasiri

Celebrating International Volunteer Day in Iraq - Volunteers Act First Produced by Mahdi AbdulKareem in cooperation with the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Public Information Office 5 December 2017

New York, 4 December 2017

The Special Representatives of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict (SVC), Pramila Patten, and for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba urged Iraq to reconsider the draft amendments to the Personal Status Law that alter fundamentally the legal provisions governing marriage. It is a matter of concern that these draft amendments are silent on the minimum age of consent to marriage and do not apply to all components of Iraqi society.

Baghdad, 05 December 2017 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes the contribution of 5 million Czech crown (US$232,000) from the Government of the Czech Republic to support the training of Iraqi local police.

Baghdad, 1 December 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO), with funds from the Government of Kuwait, has established a post-operative care unit in Al-Salam Hospital, East Mosul to enhance the capacity of Ninewa’s Directorate of Health to provide quality post-operative care for surgical patients during the first 24 to 72 hours.

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.

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