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9 September 2020 - In July 2020, WHO Iraq collaborated with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and community police, as well as WHO’s implementing partner, the United Iraqi Medical Society UMIS), to conduct community sensitization campaigns and engage with communities on COVID-19.

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  • Agency WHO

Seven Iraqi artists determined to help their country fight #COVID19 joined the response to the pandemic through 13 unique and colourful cartoons that raise public awareness and dispel rumours, highlight human rights issues and salute the courage the resilience of Iraqi healthcare workers.

Twenty internally displaced families living in the Shekhan Displacement Camp are benefitting from the Japanese Government funded United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Household Poultry Project— an initiative designed to promote economic empowerment and pathways to entrepreneurship. The program grants each participating family with laying hens for egg production, feed and coops, as well as the workforce training necessary for establishing and sustaining businesses.

Young people in Iraq are facing constant hurdles. A lack of livelihood opportunities and limited possibilities hinder their ability in striving to lead the development process in their country.

As global populations continue to adapt to living the "new normal" of enforced curfews and shutdowns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, 28-year-old Mustafa Anwer is finding ways to carve out creative paths to nurture his artistic talents.

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  • Agency UNAMI

Yathrib, Iraq, 2 July 2020--- While living as an Internally Displaced Person in Baghdad for four years, 31-year-old Mohammed Madi Ahmad learned new skills in painting, plumbing, installation of false ceilings, electricity fixtures, and installation of fans, lighting and decoration.

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  • Agency UN-HABITAT

UNHCR’s latest Global Trends report, released every year in lead up to World Refugee Day (June 20), shows that 79.5 million people – or 1 per cent of humanity – was forcibly displaced at the end of 2019.

Erbil — As of 13 May 3,032 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 115 deaths had been reported in Iraq. Measures that the Government of Iraq has taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 — including curfews, school closures, and restrictions on travel into and within the country — have led to reduced operating hours or the closure of many small businesses. While the government has started relaxing restrictions in certain locations, the economic impact of COVID-19 is expected to be severe.

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  • Agency IOM

VIENNA, 11 May 2020 – In line with ongoing efforts to promote social stabilization and accelerated economic recovery in Iraq, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan have recently launched a new technical cooperation project to help build the economic resilience of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Nineveh Governorate.

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  • Agency UNFPA

Baghdad, 09 March 2020 - Representatives of the ‘Roma of Iraq’, an ancient ethnic community, took their concerns to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR), seeking their support in advocating with the Government to improve their living conditions and guarantee them their rightful place in Iraqi society.

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