Press Releases & Statements

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) welcomes a new partnership and contribution of EUR 100,000 from the Government of France to provide support to internally displaced persons who have recently returned to the rural town of Yathrib, Balad District, Salah al-Din and are currently living in critical situations.

Kirkuk, Iraq – 11 January 2021 - Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano, visited Hawija district in Kirkuk governorate.

Sinjar, Iraq, 10 January 2021 – In a spirit of continued solidarity with the residents of Sinjar, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert visited the district today to follow up on the implementation of a recent agreement between Baghdad and Erbil aimed at creating stability, security and better living conditions for its inhabitants.

10 January 2021, Baghdad: The Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, Ms. Irena Vojackova Sollarano, expresses sorrow over the death of a humanitarian deminer in Iraq on 7 January 2021.

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a Euro 21 million contribution from the Federal Government of Germany to support vulnerable families across Iraq as well as the digitalisation and reform of the country’s national Public Distribution System (PDS) for food rations.

BAGHDAD, 31 December 2020 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received a contribution from the Government of Canada of CAD 5.5 million, to assist up to 356,000 vulnerable displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees across Iraq to meet their monthly food needs.

The Role of Minorities and their Significance in Building Social Stability
Let 2021 Be the Year of Minorities in Iraq
Remarks by SRSG Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Thursday 31 December 2020

Dear Friends,

2020 has been a year of trials, tragedies and tears.

COVID-19 upended our lives and plunged the world into suffering and grief.

23 December 2020 - Baghdad — Small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which employ a majority of Iraq’s workers, were severely impacted by the conflict against ISIL. They were gradually recovering when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, further exacerbating vulnerabilities and increasing economic challenges for Iraqi businesses and their workers.

We have all been affected, in one way or another, by the global pandemic. Iraq, like the rest of the world, has suffered immensely. Sadly, COVID-19 has compounded Iraq’s already daunting security, political, social and economic challenges.

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