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17 AUGUST 2018
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the wreath‑laying ceremony marking the fifteenth anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations Headquarters in Baghdad, in New York today:
Dear colleagues and friends, survivors and families, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, I would ask you all please to observe a minute of silence in memory of our dear fallen colleagues.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the additional contribution of 34.5 million euros for 2017 and four million euros for 2018 from the Federal Republic of Germany to provide assistance to displaced Iraqis. This brings the total amount received from Germany for this contribution for the period 2015-2018 to a total of 90.5 million euros.
Many refugees and other migrants migrate to Europe to seek asylum, and with asylum a more secure life and improved livelihoods. Recent REACH assessments have found that a number of these refugees and other migrants lack information about legal migration pathways when they set out on their migration journeys.1 Aside from asylum, they are often unaware of other types of legal mechanisms that would enable them to remain in Europe legally.
The present manual was conceived in the framework of the project "Activities of non-formal education and professional training for child and youth victims from the on-going conflicts in Iraq and in the region". INTERSOS implemented the project starting in December 2014 in partnership with the Italian Cooperation in the Erbil Governorate, Iraqi Kurdistan Region, an area affected by a deep humanitarian crisis due to the ongoing and worsening conflict between the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and coalition forces.
Baghdad, 3 May 2017- On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO, together with the Iraqi Journalists’ Syndicate (IJS), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and Free Press Unlimited (FPU), organized an event focusing on the safety of journalists in Iraq and impunity related to crimes against the media profession. The event was attended by Iraqi media institutions and journalists, senior representatives from the Government as well as from the Parliament, and international and local NGOs active in the field of freedom of expression.
Iraq - IOM Iraq and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Erbil this week hosted the official opening of a Family Assistance Programme (FAP) service centre for Syrians and Iraqis in Erbil.
The centre was officially opened by Karim Sinjari, Minister of Interior of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, and Iman Naji Hindi, Director General in the Ministry of Migration and Displacement of the Government of Iraq.
Annual Threat Assessment 2017
Iraq - IOM Iraq today released a report: “Migration Flows from Iraq to Europe: Reasons Behind Migration”. The report explores the reasons why Iraqi migrants choose Europe, their hopes and expectations, and motives for returning to their home country.
7745th Meeting (PM)
The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 July 2017, emphasizing the importance of efforts to support the country’s stabilization, particularly those areas liberated from Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh).
Campaign encourages women from conflict and post-conflict Nations to share their empowerment stories
Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 24 May 2016 - UN Women Iraq Country Office announced the launch of an online awareness-building and mobilization campaign called “We Are Here”.
“We Are Here” aims to inspire women activists from the region to share their stories with the world and document their roles in building their countries.
The “Migration Flows from Iraq to Europe” report presents the findings of a survey conducted by IOM Iraq during November and December 2015, in the framework of the DFID-funded project “Understanding complex migration flows from Iraq to Europe through movement tracking and awareness campaigns”.
This dashboard presents the preliminary findings of a survey conducted by IOM/DTM Iraq during the months of November and December 2015 in the framework of the DFID-funded project “Understanding complex migration flows from Iraq to Europe through movement tracking and awareness campaigns”.
Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
Dr. Kathleen Kuehnast, director of gender programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace, testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Good morning and thank you to the House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel, and other Members of the Committee, for this opportunity to testify before you today on this important and timely subject: “Women under ISIS Rule: From Brutality to Recruitment.”
By Louise Redvers
DUBAI, 24 March 2015 (IRIN) - The UN refugee agency has placed an order for 10,000 flat-pack refugee shelters designed by a social enterprise arm of furniture giant IKEA, with first delivery planned within months to camps across Iraq, where some 2.5 million people have been displaced by conflict. Work on the Better Shelter units began more than five years ago and a prototype was unveiled in 2013.
By Louise Redvers
ERBIL, 13 November 2014 (IRIN) - At Harsham camp on the northern edge of Erbil, internally displaced Iraqi families who fled Mosul and its surrounding villages to escape Islamist militants stock their tents with donated blankets and warm clothes in preparation for the fast-advancing winter.
At the Kawergosk camp, 25km away, Syrian refugees are doing the same. Yet their winter kits and food parcels will mostly likely contain different items and be delivered by different teams funded by different donors.