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Tikrit, Iraq, 10 May 2018 – Visiting Salaheddin Governorate, one of the prime victims of the terror of al-Qaida and Dae’sh, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, stressed the critical importance of holding the forthcoming parliamentary elections in a safe and secure environment free of intimidation and pressure from any side.

Health care for sexual violence survivors is one of the most critical and life-saving interventions. In order to prevent and mitigate possible health consequences, rape survivors must have access to quality clinical care, including supportive counselling, immediately after the incident. Yet, in Iraq, the services required to meet the needs of sexual violence survivors are limited and require improvement.

Dohuk/Sinjar, Iraq - 9 May 2018 – Deputy UN Special Representative for Iraq for Political and Electoral Affairs Alice Walpole travelled to the conflict-devastated Yazidi heartland of Sinjar in Ninewa Governorate, visited Dohuk in Kurdistan Region to meet local officials, and called on the Yazidi leadership and a camp for displaced Yazidis in Sheikhan.

New York, 12 April 2018: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Marta Ruedas of Spain as his new Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). Ms. Ruedas will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq.

Baghdad, 3 May 2018 - World Press Freedom Day was marked this year in Iraq with optimism and hope regarding the safety of journalists, for the country is expected to establish a National Mechanism for the safety of journalists and impunity related to crimes freedom of expression.

Baghdad, 03 May 2018: UNHCR Coordinator for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Ms. Monica Noro, and the Consul General of the State of Kuwait in Erbil, Dr. Omer Al-Kendari, visited Dohuk Governorate yesterday to observe the progress of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) project to improve the living conditions of camp-based Syrian refugees in Dohuk and Erbil Governorates in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

3 May 2018, Cairo – World Hand Hygiene Day, marked globally on 5 May, highlights the importance of hand hygiene in health care. The slogan of this year’s campaign is “It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care”, illustrating the important relationship between good infection prevention and control practices, such as washing your hands, and preventing sepsis. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls on health facilities to prevent health care-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and action on infection prevention and control.

Baghdad, 02 May 2018 – A total of 68 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 122 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Your Eminence Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Hassan Al-Taha

Dr. Salim Al-Jubouri, Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives

Your Eminence Sayed Ammar Al-Hakim

Eminences and Excellencies, distinguished attendees

Peace be upon you,

The Government of Iraq’s Joint Coordination and Monitoring Centre (JCMC), in partnership with the international community, is establishing Community Resource Centres (CRCs) to provide services at the community level in areas receiving large numbers of returning internally displaced persons (IDPs).

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