Press Releases & Statements

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months.

27 April 2020 Erbil — As of 26 April, 1,763 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 86 deaths had been reported in Iraq. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Iraq has completed a study analyzing the status of healthcare services, public awareness levels, access to services, movement restrictions and the overall economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the country.

Baghdad, 26 April 2020 – In Iraq, less than half of children between the ages of 12 and 23 months are fully immunized against preventable diseases and only two-thirds are protected against measles. Disruption of immunization services caused by the ongoing covid19 pandemic is likely to further reduce measles coverage by an additional 20 per cent, leaving the most vulnerable children at risk of disease outbreak.

24 APRIL 2020 | Cairo – Any suspension of immunization services or hesitancy to use them during the COVID-19 pandemic will result in a resurgence of diseases that have largely been controlled thanks to safe and effective vaccines. That is the warning from the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean as World Immunization Week 2020 starts.

With the official approval from The Dominican order, UNESCO – in close collaboration with relevant authorities - will now start the stabilization and rehabilitation of The Conventual Church of Our Lady of the Hour in Mosul.

Baghdad, 23 April 2020 – The holy month of Ramadan is a time for peace and reflection which Muslims dedicate to praying and fasting,

23 April 2020 Baghdad — On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a pandemic.

22 April 2020 - I extend my warmest wishes as millions of Muslims around the world begin observing the holy month of Ramadan.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health emergency — but it is far more.

23 April 2020 Geneva Shutting down immunization services in the COVID-19 pandemic risks triggering a resurgence of diseases that can be prevented with safe and effective vaccines, warns WHO in the lead-up to World Immunization Week (24-30 April).

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