Murtada Nasiri

Murtada Nasiri

Baghdad, 6 June 2020 – There is now a global consensus that the socio-economic impact of the unfolding COVID-19 crisis is devastating.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano of Germany as his new Deputy Special Representative for Iraq, in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and Resident Coordinator. Ms. Vojáčková-Sollorano will also serve as Humanitarian Coordinator.

2 July 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Bank have collected and analyzed new data on the impact of the crisis on food security, and made corresponding joint recommendations in the first report of a new regular series, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security in Iraq.”

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.

Baghdad, Iraq, 2 July 2020- In light of the increasing number of Covid-19 infected cases and the severe shortage of oxygen in Iraqi hospitals, the World Health Organization (WHO) in Iraq has succeeded in securing 300 oxygen concentrators to be used in Iraqi hospitals according to the Ministry’s distribution plan.

1 July 2020 Erbil — As of 30 June 49,109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been reported in Iraq, representing a more than tenfold increase in cases since early May. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently confirmed more than 1 million cases of COVID-19 in the 22 countries of its Eastern Mediterranean Region, calling this a “very concerning milestone”.

1 July 2020 – Baghdad, Iraq - Dr Rita Columbia, an American national, assumed her responsibilities as UNFPA Representative to Iraq on 1 July 2020. Previously, she served as UNFPA Representative to Moldova and Country Director for Albania.

30 June 2020 The International Day of Parliamentarism is a timely occasion to honour the pivotal role of Parliaments in giving people a voice and influence to shape policy.

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