Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad Iraq, 06 December 2020: The growing number of suicide cases in Iraq over the past years is a worrying public health concern that can no longer be ignored. If not addressed, it will keep taking a heavy toll on individuals and communities in the country.

Baghdad, Iraq | 8 December 2020 UNHCR welcomes the generous contribution of the Kingdom of Belgium of 1 million EUR toward UNHCR cash assistance for vulnerable Syrian refugees in Iraq.

New York, 10 December 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced two fundamental truths about human rights.

New York, 9 December 2020 Genocide is the most heinous of crimes, encompassing all it touches in a tsunami of hate and destruction. It is an assault on our most fundamental shared values.

New York, 9 December 2020 - In recent years, anger and frustration have erupted at corrupt leaders and governments. In some countries, people have taken to the streets with demands for social justice and accountability.

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).

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