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, 31 March 2017 – The Government of Japan has renewed its commitment to promote social stabilization for the people of Iraq by donating USD 4,347,100 to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to mitigate the threat of explosive hazards in the country. With this contribution, UNMAS will provide risk education, survey and clearance operations and support the training of first- responder community policing capacity.

Mosul, Iraq 28 March 2017: With medical capacities to treat severely wounded people significantly reduced due to conflict and coupled with the increased trend of traumatic injuries amongst civilians, the World Health Organization, the Federal Ministry of Health and Ninewa Department of Health has opened a trauma field hospital (FH) in Athba.

Baghdad, Iraq, 16 March 2017 – As more people flee the current fighting in the West of Mosul city reaching around 97,000 individuals, UNFPA is stepping up efforts to meet their reproductive health needs and gender-based violence concerns.

14 March 2017 – Five months after Al-Qayyara Hospital in Mosul was forced to close down due to extensive damages, the facility has been re-opened to provide trauma care and obstetric services to populations affected by the ongoing conflict. The hospital, which re-opened on 7 March, will respond to increasing health needs of people fleeing their homes in West Mosul, as military operations to retake the city continue.

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