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IRAQ Baghdad, 9 December, 2020 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has provided legal assistance to over 64,400 people from January 2019 to June 2020, including legal counselling and representation before administrative and judicial instances, thanks to the support of donors such as the European Union (EU).

Baghdad, 9 December 2020 – A workshop for Iraqi Civil Society Organizations on promoting protection from enforced disappearances, facilitated by UNAMI Human Rights Office in collaboration with the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) and the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR), provided a platform to strengthen the capacity of CSOs as participants shared knowledge, exchanged information and discussed tools and strategies to promote protection.

Baghdad – A reparations framework that protects and strengthens the rights of survivors of conflict-related sexual violence must be established, backed by a law that places survivors at the heart of all efforts to address the consequences, a conference to strengthen awareness on the issue reaffirmed.

Baghdad, 9 December 2020 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Iraqi Prime Minister's Office have reaffirmed their partnership and commitment to preventing and combating corruption in Iraq by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) designed to promote transparency, accountability and integrity in the public and private sectors.

New York, 9 December 2020 - In recent years, anger and frustration have erupted at corrupt leaders and governments. In some countries, people have taken to the streets with demands for social justice and accountability.

Baghdad, 8 December 2020 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) condemns the acts of violence which accompanied public protests in Sulaymaniyah Governorate over recent days, resulting in a number of deaths and injuries and the destruction of property. The Mission extends its deep condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

Iraq, December 2020 –Five years of conflict in Iraq has significantly affected more than 5 million Iraqis who, at one point in time, have left their areas of origin to safer shelters in different parts of the country. Approximately half a million civilians have incurred some level of injury while a few thousand lost one part or more of their bodies. 

3 December 2020 – Today, on the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations in Iraq renews its commitment to achieving full and equal rights and participation in society for all children, women, and men with disabilities. In doing so, we pledge to continue working collectively towards a disability-inclusive and accessible world for all, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Baghdad, Iraq, 2 December 2020-UNICEF has welcomed a boost of new funds amounting to USD 1.3 million dollars from the New Zealand Government in support of its Country Programme in Iraq.

02 Dec 2020-Baghdad, UNHCR and the Ministry of Interior (MOI) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) signed a partnership agreement today. The agreement will facilitate services for over 94,574 refugees and 102,860 internally displaced persons (IDP) in 35 camps in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).

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