Press Releases & Statements

Thursday, 19 November 2020 10:16

A baby dies in Baghdad attacks

Statement from Hamida Lasseko, UNICEF Representative in Iraq

Erbil, Iraq, 18 November 2020: The World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) concluded in Duhok today the 2-week COVID19 prevention and awareness campaign which started in Erbil on 7 of the current month.

Around one in ten persons, approximately 792 million people globally, have a mental or substance use disorder, contributing 10% of the disease's global burden. In Iraq, the demand for mental services is on the rise amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and remains one of the top priority areas that require continued support.

17 November 2020; Baghdad, Iraq - As COVID-19 infection rates continue to be at high levels across the country, the continuation of services to the vulnerable populations remains a priority to UNFPA.

Paris, 17 November 2020. UNESCO calls on talents around the world to participate in an exclusive International Architectural Competition for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Al-Nouri Mosque Complex, funded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Baghdad, 15 November 2020 – The impact of COVID-19 on social cohesion in Iraq represents yet another challenge faced by communities across the country and must be addressed to ensure Iraq’s full recovery from the pandemic, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Baghdad, Iraq, 14 November 2020: Today, Iraq joins the international community to commemorate World Diabetes Day to raise awareness of this chronic disease. This is important because more than 13.9% of Adults People in Iraq live with diabetes, and many do not know that they have the disease.

Baghdad, 11 November 2020 – Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNDP Iraq have signed a renewed partnership agreement to monitor and support the acceleration of the implementation of socio-economic infrastructure projects in Iraq.

Baghdad, 10 November 2020 - The United Nations in Iraq welcomes the contribution of EUR 1 million from France to a UN-led project to support and assist the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC).

$660m required to cover priority stabilization needs in areas liberated from ISIL

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