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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

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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.

14 Feb 2018 description
report European Commission

The EU is a long-term partner of Iraq, cooperating in the field of humanitarian aid, stabilisation, security and the political reform agenda.

In response to the challenges Iraq is facing following the territorial defeat of Da'esh, including ongoing humanitarian, stabilisation, early recovery, reform and reconciliation needs, the EU adopted on 22 January 2018 a new EU strategy for Iraq. The strategy demonstrates the EU's continued commitment to support the Iraqi people and their government as they seek to tackle these key challenges.

14 Feb 2018 description
report Kuwait News Agency

14/02/2018 | LOC23:09
20:09 GMT | Kuwait News

KUWAIT, Feb 14 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said his country added to its humanitarian record through its support to stability in Iraq.

Stability in Iraq will impact positively on the Arab region and the world at large, A-Dustor news network quoted Al-Saleh as saying Wednesday following Kuwait International Conference on Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI).

14 Feb 2018 description
report Kuwait News Agency

14/02/2018 | LOC20:16
17:16 GMT | Kuwait News

KUWAIT, Feb 14 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said Wednesday that total contributions by countries participating in Kuwait International Conference on Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI) has reached USD 30 billion.

14 Feb 2018 description
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The aim of the UN’s two-year Recovery and Resilience Programme is to fast-track the social dimensions of reconstruction.

The activities in the RRP build on existing efforts and are designed to help ensure that people see tangible improvements in their daily lives at the start of the reconstruction process, rather than waiting years to benefit from large-scale infrastructure projects and structural reforms.

14 Feb 2018 description

Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syria crisis, with the second highest share of refugees compared to its population in the world, 89 refugees per 1,000 inhabitants.

The majority of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and in poverty: over 80% live below the poverty line. 51% of refugees are children, and 4% are elderly.

The Government of Jordan has taken steps to open formal employment opportunities for Syrians. 46,000 work permits were issued in 2017 alone.

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I am delighted to be here with you today to discuss the reconstruction of Iraq, a country that has suffered so much and that has so much to contribute to the world.

I thank the government of Kuwait for demonstrating, once again, its commitment to its neighbour.

14 Feb 2018 description
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PROFILE OF THE CRISIS

OVERVIEW AND IMPACT

The majority of displaced families are expected to return to their communities by the end of the year

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq is entering a new phase. Combat operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have ended and hundreds of thousands of displaced people are returning to their homes and communities.

14 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank
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Kuwait- The World Bank Group and the Government of Iraq signed two projects today totaling US$510 million to help the Iraqi people by improving living conditions, enhancing water supplies, and creating jobs. The two projects along with the ongoing US$750 million Emergency Operation for Development program and other planned commitments, will increase the World Bank’s total commitment to Iraq to US$4.7 billion, compared to US$600 million four years ago.

14 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq Kuwait City, Kuwait As Prepared for Delivery Your Highness, Excellency Prime Minister Abadi, Mr. Secretary General, Madam High Commissioner, Ministers, and Distinguished Guests – it is an honor to address you today.

14 Feb 2018 description

Today I announce that the Australian Government will provide $18 million over three years to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support stabilisation efforts in Iraq.

Australia recognises Iraq faces formidable humanitarian and stabilisation challenges as it seeks to rebuild after its defeat of ISIS. The UN estimates that 8.7 million Iraqi people require humanitarian assistance and almost 2.6 million remain internally displaced.

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Kuwait City/Baghdad/New York (14 February 2018) - UN Secretary-General António Guterres launched the Iraq Recovery and Resilience Programme today at the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq.