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Karbala, 27 August 2017 – UN-Habitat and UNDP are helping Iraq to address strategic urban development of the Pilgrimage governorates of Najaf and Karbala. Nearly thirty Iraqi officials convened in the holy city of Karbala, on 22-23 August 2017, to partake in an intensive two-day workshop titled “Governorate Urban Strategies for the Pilgrimage Cluster: Meeting the SDGs in Iraq".

Erbil, Iraq, 27.08.2017: UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened a new camp in Ninewah Governorate to respond to newly-displaced Iraqis fleeing the military operations in Telafar and surrounding areas.

Sinuni, 25 August 2017: Following the ISIL/Da’ish offensive on Sinjar district, over 275,000 people from Mount Sinjar area - including a vast majority of Yazidis - were driven out of their homes. Abandoned Yazidi settlements were either systematically demolished or seized by ISIL fighters. Some 3,000 homes are thought to have been destroyed or burned down in the sub-district of Sinuni alone.

Baghdad, 25 August 2017 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) expresses its concern at the recent decision by a majority of the members of the Babil Provincial Council that it would bring legal proceedings against any politicians or political party that called for the return of thousands of displaced persons to their homes in the area of Jarf al-Sakhr.

MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of €700,000 (US$790,000) from the Government of Spain that will be used to provide food assistance for some 34,000 people affected by the recent conflict in Mosul, Iraq.

Baghdad, 22 August 2017 – As hundreds of people flee the crisis in Telafar, a city west of Mosul, Iraq, the World Health Organization (WHO) and health partners, in collaboration with Ninewa health authority, have established static and mobile medical clinics to offer 24/7 lifesaving emergency and primary health care services to meet the urgent needs of people fleeing the crisis.

Erbil - IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s emergency teams are responding to thousands of civilians fleeing Talafar since the launch of the military campaign to retake the city from ISIL on 20 August.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 14:53

Key water treatment plant reopened in Mosul

Mosul, 22 August 2017 - The Government of Iraq and UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) officially reopened the Al Qasoor Water Treatment Plant at a ceremony yesterday in Mosul.

Humanitarian Day is celebrated around the world. It's the Day that we remember how many people require humanitarian assistance in Iraq and all of the other countries of the world. And it's the Day that we celebrate and honour the humanitarian workers who provide assistance to people who need it the most.

GENEVA (22 August 2017) - The Iraqi Government needs to ensure that the thousands of women and girls who survived rape and other forms of sexual violence by ISIL fighters receive care, protection and justice, and that children born as a result of such violence do not face a life of discrimination and abuse, a UN report published today says.

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