Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad 12 August 2020 - August 12th is International Youth Day, a special day where the world comes together to celebrate young people and renew our commitment to do all that we can to support them. And on this day, UNICEF would like to renew its commitment to doing all that we can to keep the young safe and protected. This is especially important at a time when violence is increasingly becoming an everyday part of young people’s lives.

Baghdad, Iraq - 11/8/2020: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the generous contribution of 8 million euros from the Federal Republic of Germany to protect and support internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees in Iraq. This brings the total amount contributed by Germany since 2014 to over 185 million euros.

Baghdad, 11 August 2020 – Failure to address Iraq’s multi-faceted fragility could lead to an increase in extreme poverty across the country, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq.

Baghdad, Iraq, 9 August 2020 – Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health, Iraq kick-started the second phase of the COVID-19 awareness-raising campaign in high-risk areas of Thi Qar and Missan south of Baghdad.

Baghdad, Iraq, 9 August 2020 - UNHCR welcomes the new contribution of USD 41.8 Million from the United States of America that aims at supporting the response for Internally Displaced Iraqis, the 2020/2021 Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan, refugees and asylum seekers as well as the response for COVID-19.

Baghdad, 3 August 2020 - Recalling the atrocities committed by Da’esh (ISIL) against the Yazidis six years ago, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, commended the Yazidis’ resilience in preserving their culture and land, and determinedly pursuing their rights despite the odds.

Friday, 31 July 2020 21:18

Credible elections of great importance

Baghdad, 31 July 2020 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) welcomes the call by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi for early elections to be held 6 June 2021.

BAGHDAD – The European Union has provided a new contribution of €5 million for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance to vulnerable families, over six months.

Eid-ul-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, is traditionally a time of giving, compassion and celebration with family and friends. We mark it this year amid COVID-19, which has overwhelmed us all and compounded Iraq’s economic, social and political challenges.

Baghdad, 30 July 2020 – Designing adaptable programmes, promoting the role of women in policing, and streamlining international interventions and are some of the key recommendations made by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in a recent conflict assessment on local policing in Iraq.

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