Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, 8 December 2020 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) condemns the acts of violence which accompanied public protests in Sulaymaniyah Governorate over recent days, resulting in a number of deaths and injuries and the destruction of property. The Mission extends its deep condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

Baghdad - The German Government, via KfW Development Bank, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have signed a new agreement to provide crucial funding for the national COVID-19 response in Iraq.

3 December 2020 – Today, on the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations in Iraq renews its commitment to achieving full and equal rights and participation in society for all children, women, and men with disabilities. In doing so, we pledge to continue working collectively towards a disability-inclusive and accessible world for all, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Baghdad, Iraq, 2 December 2020-UNICEF has welcomed a boost of new funds amounting to USD 1.3 million dollars from the New Zealand Government in support of its Country Programme in Iraq.

02 Dec 2020-Baghdad, UNHCR and the Ministry of Interior (MOI) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) signed a partnership agreement today. The agreement will facilitate services for over 94,574 refugees and 102,860 internally displaced persons (IDP) in 35 camps in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).

1 December 2020; Baghdad, Iraq – The Ministry of Planning and UNFPA organised yesterday a conference to reaffirm Iraq’s commitment to the programme of action of the Nairobi Summit in 2019 which marked 25 years since the International Conference on Population & Development.

Mosul 30 November 2020: Dr. Salah El Hajj Hassan, Representative of the Food and Agriculture (FAO) Organization of the United Nations in Iraq accompanied by FAO lead technical team, met on Monday with Mr. Najm Al-Jubouri – Governor of Nineveh.

(Baghdad, 30 November 2020): I am gravely concerned about the thousands of civilians who have been moved from camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Iraq in the last six weeks and have not yet found new homes.

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has gladly received a generous contribution of US$16.8 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA).

Baghdad, 30 November 2020 – On Sunday, Iraqi health authorities, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF began a mass polio vaccination campaign targeting more than 1.9 million children under the age of five.

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