Press Releases & Statements

Erbil, Iraq, 24 April 2017 - The demand for emergency referral services in west Mosul continues daily. More than 1,900 trauma cases from west Mosul have received medical care in hospitals in Ninewa and neighboring governorates. As military operations reach the densely populated parts of Mosul city, health partners anticipate a significant increase in the number of war related casualties. Ensuring timely referrals and transport from the frontlines to trauma stabilization points and field hospitals is critical to sparing civilian lives. Ambulances provide a 24/7 response to medical and trauma related emergencies while lessening the tedious travel hours spent by patients on the roads.

New York, 21 April 2017: We welcome the release and return to their country of 26 Qatari nationals abducted in Muthanna governorate, Iraq, in December 2015.

Kirkuk, Iraq, 22 April 2017 - The “Iraq: Youth and Coexistence” meeting moved today to Kirkuk, a symbol of Iraqi diversity and harmony, as Iraqi youth pressed on with their cross-country deliberations on ways to contribute to national reconciliation in the post-Daesh future.

Baghdad, 19 April 2017 - Building on dozens of projects already underway, the Government of Iraq today authorized UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) to initiate 202 more projects to accelerate the immediate stabilization of Mosul and greater Ninewa governorate.

Baghdad, 19 April 2017 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, extends his warm greetings and best wishes to the Yezidi community in Iraq on the occasion of their new year.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 11:46

UNFPA Regional Director Visits Iraq

Baghdad, 19 April 2017 – UNFPA’s director for the Arab region Dr Luay Shabaneh has just concluded a four-day visit to Iraq, during which he spent most of his time in direct interaction with Iraqi displaced women and girls who receive services at static and mobile reproductive health clinics that the organization supports in West and East Mosul.

Iraq - As the Mosul operation continues and aid agencies expect thousands more people to flee clashes in Iraq’s Ninewa governorate, a recent study conducted by IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) takes a comprehensive look at displacement and return across the country.

Sulaymaniyah, 16 April 2017 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO), as part of its programme of technical support to academic institutions in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, held a seminar for students of the Faculty of Law, Diplomacy and International Relations of Human Development University in Sulaymaniyah on the “United Nations mechanisms for the protection of human rights and the Role of HRO-UNAMI in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.”

Baghdad, Iraq, 18 April 2017 – Amidst harrowing accounts of displaced, including pregnant women escaping military activities in Mosul, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund is supporting static and mobile reproductive health facilities and ‘Women Centres’ in neighbourhoods in West and East Mosul that are now under the control of the Iraqi military forces. It also runs services related to women’s health and wellbeing in camps that host families who have fled the ongoing conflicts in West Mosul.

Baghdad, 13 April 2017 – The Government of Turkey has contributed US$750,000 to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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