Erbil, Iraq, 24 November 2020: The World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Kurdistan Region of Iraq today celebrated the completion of the renovation works at East Erbil Emergency Hospital in Erbil Governorate.

The project will seek to address some of the labour market challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the longer-term decent work priorities of Iraq.

Baghdad, 22 November 2020 – German Government’s KfW Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Government of Iraq, have today signed a EUR 10 million agreement (US$11.75 million) to support Iraq’s response to COVID-19.

Baghdad, Iraq, 22 November 2020: The World Health Organization (WHO), in coordination with Ninewa Directorate of Health established an Isolation Unit in Hamam Aleel Field Hospital in Ninewa Governorate.

Baghdad, Iraq - 20 November 2020 – As the world marks the anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention of the Right of the Child, or CRC, on this World Children’s Day, it has become clear that children and adolescents in Iraq are those most at risk losing out as a result of COVID-19 and its secondary impacts.

19 November 2020; Kurdistan Region of Iraq - During disease outbreaks, women face a variety of risks, yet they are too often absent in the design of pandemic responses.

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.

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