Baghdad, 6 May 2016– Germany has contributed an additional US$3.9 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This contribution brings Germany’s total financing of the Facility to $16 million.

Erbil, Iraq, 3 May 2016 – The United Nations Population Fund in cooperation with its national partner Al-Masala and funded by the United States Department of State ( Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM)) and the United States Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), established the first women centre in the Debaga camp in Makhmour district in Kurdistan Region, North of Iraq.

On 28 April 2016, Baghdad, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) organized a ceremony for delivery of a new IDP shelter site in Al-Amal Al-Manshood, Baghdad funded by the Government of Japan.

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a digital cash card programme to provide food assistance to thousands of displaced Iraqi families and Syrian refugees across Iraq.

Baghdad, Hospitality Palace, International Zone, 24 April 2016 - UN-Habitat held a workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning, within the National Programme of Rehabilitation & Regularization of Informal Settlements /IDP Area in Iraq, aimed to introduce and promote the new legislative texts to address the illegal urban sprawl, preventing future urban irregularities and introduce the investment of remote sensing technology and utilizing satellite imagery in this regard.

19 April 2016 Iraq - The latest IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) identified 3,418,332 internally displaced Iraqis (569,722 families) from 1 January 2014 through 31 March 2016.

Baghdad, 04 April 2016 - This year’s commemoration of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action comes at a critical time, when hundreds of thousands of people displaced by ISIL in Iraq are returning to their homes, anxious to rebuild their lives. The United Nations is deeply worried that their ability to return safely is impeded by widespread contamination of improvised explosive devices (IED) in many newly liberated towns and villages. The United Nations deplores ISIL’s booby-trapping of homes and public buildings, including schools and health clinics, and applauds the brave efforts of Iraqis to clear these devices in accordance with international standards.

On 30 March 2016, Kerbala, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) organized a ceremony to mark the delivery of a new IDP shelter site in Kerbala and to launch two projects funded by the Government of Japan to support to the humanitarian response and recovery activities in Iraq to be implemented by UN-Habitat: namely, the “Gender-sensitive Durable Shelter Support” and “Promoting Urban Recovery in Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq”.

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