Press Releases & Statements

World TB Day provides the opportunity to raise the awareness of Syrian refugees in Domiz camp in north Iraq about TB-related problems and solutions
Basra, 24 March 2013 (WHO) – Iraq joined the rest of the world in commemorating World TB Day 2013 under the slogan of “Stop TB in My Lifetime”. The campaign aims to promote bold action and an ambitious approach to TB control.

Baghdad, 20 March 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler expresses deep concern about the decision to postpone the Governorate Council elections in the provinces of Anbar and Ninewa.

Baghdad, 19 March 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Martin Kobler condemned in the strongest terms the spate of coordinated car bomb attacks and shootings that once again killed and injured dozens of innocent people in several areas of the capital Baghdad. كوردی

17 March 2013 (WFP) - Following a request by the Iraqi Government, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing food assistance to Syrians who have fled to Iraq to escape the fighting and violence in their home country: Refugees are supplied with individual food parcels which are sufficient to cover the basic food needs of one individual for one month. Individually packed food items are arranged in a sturdy cardboard box containing wheat flour, rice, lentils, oil, sugar and salt - altogether 19.2kg during the winter months (January to March) and 16.5 kg during the summer months.

A long way to go to achieve MDG 5

Baghdad, 18 March 2013- WHO - “Less than three years remain until the 2015 deadline to achieve the United Nation\'s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Over the last two decades, slow but sustained progress has been made in improving maternal health (MDG 5) in Iraq” said Dr Syed Jaffar Hussain, the representative of WHO in Iraq.

Baghdad, 14 March 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, strongly condemned the attacks targeting the Ministry of Justice and other locations in the Iraqi capital today, which resulted in the killing and injury of dozens of people.

Baghdad, 14 March 2013 – The United Nations marked the International Women’s Day through a series of activities across Iraq under the theme of ‘Time for Peace, Stop Violence against Women’.

Baghdad, 13 March 2013 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) condemn the attack that took place on March 11 near Wlad secondary school in the town of Dibis in Kirkuk governorate, 290 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq.

Baghdad, 9 March 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, deplored the death and injury of several protestors during clashes in Mosul yesterday. كوردی

Baghdad, 28 February 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, welcomed the resumption of Iraqi Airways flights from Baghdad to Kuwait yesterday after more than 22 years. كوردی

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