Press Releases & Statements

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 13:37

WHO Emergency Response for Anbar Crisis

Baghdad, Iraq, 14 January 2014: The World Health Organization for Iraq has dispatched 2 tons of medicines and medical supplies to Faluja and Ramadi in Anbar Governorate in response to the appeal of the Ministry of Health and Anbar Directorate of Health for medical aid to contain the acute health needs emerging from the ongoing conflict in the said governorate.

UN High Commissioner António Guterres is in Iraq as part of a delegation of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and ahead of tomorrow's pledging conference in Kuwait. This morning, they have been at the Kawergosk refugee camp near Erbil in northern Iraq, talking to refugee families and seeing the facilities. Kawergosk hosts 13,000 Syrian refugees who arrived in August 2013, amid the influx of some 60,000 people at the time.

[As delivered] 

I stand here humbled by what I have seen in this Kawrgosik refugee camp. I am particularly saddened to see so many young children and women and vulnerable groups of people who suffer from this man-made tragedy.

Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister. Assalamo Alaykom. 

Good afternoon. 

I am pleased to be back in Baghdad for the fifth time as Secretary-General of the United Nations. When I was here just over a year ago that was December, 2012, I strongly encouraged the leaders of Iraq and Kuwait to look to the future together and usher in a new era of cooperation. There have been tremendous gains over the past year thanks to the leadership, commitment and flexibility of Prime Minister al-Maliki and the Emir of Kuwait. 

The Security Council deplores in the strongest terms the recent events in the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah in Anbar province in haq. The Security Council condenms the attacks that are being peq?etrated by A1-Qaida affiliate, the Islalnic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), against the people of Iraq in an attempt to destabilize the country and region. The Security Council recognizes that Iraqi security forces, local police and tribes in Anbar province are showing gTeat courage as they fight to defeat ISIL in their cities.

Thursday, 09 January 2014 15:25

The UN delivers much needed assistance to Anbar

Baghdad, 9 January 2014 – As part of its preliminary response to address immediate and ongoing needs of displaced and stranded families of Anbar province, the United Nations has started delivering quantities of food and non-food items, as well as potable water supply, hygiene and medical kits.  

Baghdad, 8 January 2014 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, said that the UN is working closely with the Iraqi national and regional authorities as well as with humanitarian partners to ensure safe passage for humanitarian assistance and emergency supplies to both the stranded and displaced families of Anbar province.

Baghdad, 31 December 2013 – On the eve of 2014, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, extends his wishes for a peaceful and prosperous New Year to the Iraqi people.

Baghdad, 30 December 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, today expressed his concern about the situation in Anbar Province and called for restraint and political engagement.

Baghdad, 27 December 2013 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, has expressed his deep concern at the attack on Baghdad International Airport Zone last night during which a number of rockets landed on Camp Hurriya. A number of residents were reported killed and injured. Of those, at least four were seriously injured and were taken to hospitals in Baghdad by the Iraqi authorities.

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