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18 Feb 2018 description

Introduction

The attached paper for the first 2018 Standard Allocation of the Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund (IHPF), issued on 15th February 2018, sets out the general eligibility and strategic priorities recommended by the Advisory Board for projects to be considered under the maximum US$ 36 million allocation available. The elements of the paper are in line with the IHPF objectives as outlined in the IHPF Operational Manual, and based on consultations within the IHPF Advisory Board and with the Humanitarian Country Team and the Inter-cluster Coordination Group.

16 Feb 2018 description

Summary

At 31 January 2018, there were 1287 people in immigration detention facilities, including 953 in immigration detention on the mainland and 334 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 447 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 19,129 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

15 Feb 2018 description

Representatives from many nations, including more than 65 UN and international and regional NGOs, will attend the Feb 26-27 event organised by KSrelief

RIYADH, February 15 (CIC) – Riyadh will host Saudi Arabia’s first International Humanitarian Forum on February 26-27. The objective of the forum is to provide a “unique opportunity to look at changing global humanitarian needs and to formulate new practical and efficient responses”, according to organizers.

15 Feb 2018 description

In December 2017, the Government of Iraq announced victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which took control of large parts of the country in 2014. While continuing to meet humanitarian needs, Iraq is transitioning towards recovery and resilience, including restoring the agriculture sector.

Objectives

FAO will work with partners to contribute to two high-priority components of the Programme:

• Restoring agriculture and water systems.

• Revitalizing communities.

15 Feb 2018 description

Introduction

The objective of the Participatory Assessment is to provide information on specific thematic areas and guidance for planning and programming by gathering views, feedback and experiences shared directly by UNHCR’s population of concern; namely refugees and internally displaced Iraqis.

15 Feb 2018 description

With almost all areas controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) retaken by the Government of Iraq by the end of 2017, focus in 2018 will shift from humanitarian operations to recovery and resilience. However, significant humanitarian needs remain, as conflict has severely impacted the agriculture sector and left 2 million people food insecure, including internally displaced people, host communities, returnees, residents and refugees.

Objectives

FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to:

15 Feb 2018 description

In a meeting with the Turkish president, the UN refugee chief hails the country’s role as host to the world’s biggest refugee population.

ANKARA, Turkey – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Thursday praised Turkey’s generosity in hosting more than 3.5 million refugees from the war in Syria, calling for greater support for the country in its role as host to the world’s largest refugee population.

15 Feb 2018 description
report People in Need

The charitable fundraiser called Let´s Help the Library! is a joint project of the library of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University and the organization People in Need. The fundraiser completed on January 31, 2018. 500,000 CZK has been collected for the restoration of the Central Library of Mosul University. “On behalf of the University of Mosul I would like to thank all my colleagues and all those who helped with and contributed to the fundraiser.

15 Feb 2018 description

Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, has announced the UAE’s offer to provide development aid worth US$500 million, to assist international efforts to reconstruct Iraq.

15 Feb 2018 description
  • The EU co-chaired the International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq which was held in Kuwait on 12 -14 February 2018. The three-day event mobilized nearly USD 30 billion of additional international support to the country following ISIL's territorial defeat in 2017. The conference focused on the physical and human dimensions of reconstruction, e.g. infrastructure, private investment and societal issues such as humanitarian needs, social protection, good governance and accountability.

15 Feb 2018 description
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Summary Overview
- This Allocation Strategy is issued by the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), in consultation with the Clusters and Advisory Board (AB), to set the IHF funding priorities for the 1st Standard Allocation 2018.
- A total amount of up to US$ 34.55 million is available for this allocation. This allocation strategy paper outlines the allocation priorities and rationale for the prioritization.
- This allocation paper also provides strategic direction and a timeline for the allocation process.

15 Feb 2018 description

USA-TILLERSON/MIDEAST (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV):UPDATE 1-Islamic State yet to suffer "enduring defeat" says Tillerson

By Yara Bayoumy and Maher Chmaytelli

KUWAIT, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday urged members of the coalition fighting Islamic State to help rebuild Iraq or risk a reversal of the gains made against the group, and said it would extend to Baghdad a $3 billion credit line.

Read more on Reuters.

15 Feb 2018 description
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Kuwait City, 14 February 2018

It was [inaudible] to convene a conference mobilizing [inaudible] necessary to respond to that terrible humanitarian drama.

Today, Kuwait assumes the leadership in convening the conference in solidarity with the people and the Government of Iraq.

But the response to this conference and to this appeal is an extraordinary proof of confidence in the Government and in the people of Iraq. The international community has shown the recognition that Iraq is on the right track for recovery and stabilization.

15 Feb 2018 description
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From 31 December 2017 to 31 January 2018:

• As of 31 January 2018, the DTM has identified 2,470,974 internally displaced persons (411,829 families) displaced after January 2014, dispersed across 97 districts and 3,702 locations in Iraq. For the same period, DTM has also identified 3,346,704 returnees (557,784 families).

• Overall, the total number of identified IDPs decreased by approximately 6% (145,014 individuals). Decreases were recorded across all of Iraq’s 18 governorates.

15 Feb 2018 description

Introduction

The purpose of this document is to provide technical guidance to WASH partners to ensure safe storage, disposal or re-use of black water (Wastewater). Black water from cess pits contains pathogens which can be harmful. Cholera is endemic in Iraq, and thus the risk of a major health outbreak from poorly managed black water is significant.

15 Feb 2018 description
report IRIN

While the future of Iraq is planned out at a Kuwait conference, basic help is yet to reach many

Happy cries of children on reopened fairground rides in east Mosul echo out across the placid expanse of the Tigris River while Muhunnad, 27, stands on top of the ruins of his former home in west Mosul's Old City.

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15 Feb 2018 description
report European Commission

The European Union will launch today in Geneva, a publication outlining the EU's actions in the field of demining and providing practical information for organisations wishing to apply for EU funding.