September 26th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) signed this morning a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Geneva, Switzerland, to provide a cooperative framework within which the parties can develop and implement activities.
The Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) receives contributions from donors – mainly governments – into a single fund, with the aspiration of reaching 15 percent of the total humanitarian funding requirements in Sudan. The money is used for humanitarian operations on a rolling basis through regular allocation rounds or is set aside for future response to in–country emergencies.
Baghdad, September 25, 2017- A new project will promote the social and economic inclusion of about 3,000 conflict-affected Iraqi youth by facilitating their engagement in youth-led community development activities, peacebuilding initiatives and micro-entrepreneurship projects. The Project is financed by a US$2.75 million Grant provided by the Japan social Development Fund (JSDF).
In response to questions asked about the referendum in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, the Spokesman said that the Secretary-General notes that the referendum was unilaterally declared, included disputed areas under the control of the Peshmerga, and was opposed by the Iraqi constitutional authorities, Iraq's neighbors, and the international community.
Libya Humanitarian Coordinator condemns the continued fighting in Sabratah causing civilian casualties UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya Maria Do Valle Ribeiro condemns the continued fighting in the city of Sabratah that has claimed a number of lives, including civilians. According to information received, three civilian men killed and eight others injured, including a woman and an 8-year-old child. These figures include a family whose car was hit by a rocket today while fleeing the conflict.
The members of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan, whose mandate was extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2353 (2017), have the honour to transmit herewith the Panel’s 120-day report, which was submitted in accordance with paragraph 2 of resolution 2353 (2017), by which the provisions of paragraph 12 (e) of resolution 2290 (2016) were renewed.
The report was provided to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan on 6 September 2017.
Baghdad, Iraq, 23 September 2017 - Senior media professionals in Iraq adopted the “Code of the National Media on Peaceful Coexistence” at a conference in Baghdad with a view to support the process of national reconciliation in the post-Daesh phase.
Availability of essential food commodities improved in many governorates in August. However, the contraction of the overall economy and price increases of basic commodities have resulted in a reduction of the purchasing power of Yemeni households. Fuel imports are still below half the level of the country’s needs. As access to clean water in Yemen mostly depends on fuel-powered pumps, fuel shortages are a contributing factor to the humanitarian crisis.
September 23rd, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) mission in Yemen has provided medical equipment and consumables to health facilities in four Yemeni governorates.
Under a multi-sector humanitarian programme, the $95,238 worth of medical supplies are estimated to serve more than 83,000 patients visiting five health centers in Taiz, Sana'a, Ibb, and Al-Hudaydah.
These include ultrasound devices, blood pressure monitors, medical microscope, blood test machines, test tubes, delivery room equipment, waiting room seats, and other medical aid.
Baghdad, September 20, 2017 - The World Bank Group (WBG) has concluded today a series of consultations with various stakeholder groups around its forthcoming Iraq Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for the period 2018-2022 which lays out the main country development goals that the WBG aims to help Iraq achieve, and proposes a program of strategic interventions for this purpose.