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12 Feb 2018 description

USIP’s Nancy Lindborg and Sarhang Hamasaeed on This Week’s Donor Conference in Kuwait

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At the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq, FAO Iraq calls for urgent funding to assist 1.6 million people through the Iraq Recovery and Resilience Programme 2018-2109

12 Feb 2018 description

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, will carry out her first visit to the Arab Region from 13 to 14 February on the occasion of the International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq, which will take place in Kuwait (12 to 14 February). Participants at the Conference will take stock of Iraq’s needs and help mobilize civil society, the private sector and all international players around the country’s reconstruction.

12 Feb 2018 description

The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team is part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies. UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency. UNDAC, as a tool of OCHA, also assists in the coordination of incoming international relief at national level and/or at the site of the emergency.

12 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

• In 2017, WFP reached more than 3.5 million people across Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey through various food and cash assistance programmes under the Regional Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200987.

• For 2018, the regional response is now covered by one Country Strategic Plan in Lebanon, and four Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plans in the other four countries.

12 Feb 2018 description
report CARE

11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance / More financial support urgently needed

12 Feb 2018 description

The European Union has contributed an additional US$ 58.96 million (EUR 50 million) to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives to stabilize areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings the European Union’s total contribution since 2015 to US$ 73.8 million (EUR 64 million).

12 Feb 2018 description
report Theirworld

As a summit on reconstructing the conflict-torn country begins, we talk in depth to UNICEF's representative in Iraq about schooling and peacebuilding

Children’s education is key to the rebuilding of society in Iraq and for the troubled nation to achieve a sustainable peace.

Ahead of an international summit that starts today, UNICEF’s representative for Iraq told Theirworld that schooling is “critically important” for the country’s future. Peter Hawkins said children are at “the centre of the reconstruction and rehabilitation”.

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Baghdad, Iraq, 12 February 2018 --- In the lead-up to the Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls on the international community to further invest in Iraq's devastated health sector.

In Anbar, Ninewa, Salah Al Din, and Kirkuk, 14 hospitals and more than 170 health facilities were damaged or destroyed in the three-year conflict. Water and power systems that health facilities depend on to function also need urgent repair.

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Baghdad, Iraq

“For UNHCR, the Kuwait conference offers a key forum to reiterate the importance of voluntary, safe and sustainable return of Iraqi IDPs and raise resources to support the government’s efforts towards this goal. This in turn is an integral part of wider plans by the UN system to support the Iraqi authorities as they rebuild the country.

11 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

World Bank Report: Forced Displacement to Cities Demands an Urban Development Approach to the Crisis

KUALA LUMPUR, February 10, 2018 – Forced displacement is increasingly an urban crisis that needs an integrated humanitarian and development approach in towns and cities hosting displaced populations to better serve all residents and ensure sustainable urban growth, says a new World Bank report released today at the World Urban Forum.

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$1.5 million will fund FAO project assisting families to grow food to eat and sell

08 February 2018, Baghdad/Rome : Vulnerable families in areas recently retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) will soon have the means to produce fresh and nutritious vegetables thanks to generous support from the Government of Japan.

11 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sporadic human influenza cases were reported from all over the country this season with confirmation of avian influenza A(H5N8) among the poultry in Baghdad, Diyala, and Babil governorates. No human case of avian influenza was recoded in Iraq as of 31 January 2018. WHO is monitoring the situation and is following with the Iraqi Ministry of Health and partners.

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Erbil, Iraq, 11 February 2018 – On 31st of January, the Humanitarian Community in Iraq launched the Real-Time Accountability Partnership (RTAP), a multi-agency initiative for addressing gender-based violence (GBV) in emergencies. The RTAP aims at institutionalizing actions to address and prioritize GBV across the humanitarian response.

11 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

World Vision Learning Report explores adaption and innovation in fragile operating contexts

  • Learning Report captures World Vision’s learnings through operating in fragile and conflict-affected contexts.

  • Learnings have been captured through real-time evaluations and case studies in more than 10 fragile and conflict-affected contexts.

  • Continual learning, adaptability and revision is required when operating in these contexts.

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In Iraq, years of violence and conflict leave 4 million children in need

At the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq, UNICEF and UN-Habitat call for urgent investment to restore basic infrastructure and services for children and families

Download the UNICEF-UN-Habitat assessment, “Committing to Change - Securing the Future” and Fact Sheet and multimedia material here