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.

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).

GENEVA (28 March 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday deplored the massive loss of civilian lives in west Mosul in recent days, victims of actions by ISIL and of airstrikes.

Baghdad, 04 February 2017 – Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq Mr. Ján Kubiš briefed the UN Security Council on the situation in Iraq on 02 February 2017, foreseeing the inevitable demise of Daesh’s so-called caliphate but warning that a tough fight lies ahead as Iraqi security forces advance towards western Mosul and urging robust international support for post-conflict recovery.

BAGHDAD – In the single largest humanitarian aid delivery in eastern Mosul since the current conflict began, the World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) yesterday provided food, dignity kits, water purification tablets, jerry cans, baby hygiene kits and more for 42,000 people in eastern Mosul. For the first time in over two weeks, security conditions have allowed humanitarian agencies to reach families living in the suburbs of eastern Mosul, many of whom are in desperate need of assistance.

2 December 2016: Winter rains and plunging temperatures have hit northern Iraq in the past two days, posing additional challenges for internally displaced people (IDPs) and communities affected by military operations around Mosul.

Baghdad, Iraq, 30 November, 2016 – Almost half of all the children in Mosul and their families have reportedly been cut off from access to clean water after a major water pipeline was destroyed amid the ongoing conflict.

29 November 2016, Iraq - IOM Iraq’s Communications with Communities (CwC) team has developed three new community engagement videos to train staff and raise awareness among displaced people living inside and out of camps.

Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq: The findings of the Sulaymaniyah chapter of a regional profiling exercise for Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqis living outside of camps were officially presented by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Sulaymaniyah Statistics Office, together with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and various humanitarian and development partners.

27 November 2016, Erbil, Iraq –WHO and UNFPA are scaling up primary and reproductive health services in eastern Mosul to ensure life-saving care for more than 60,000 people living near the front lines.

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