03 September 2020 In a report released today, titled “Coming Together for Refugee Education,” UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, predicts that unless immediate and bold action is taken by the international community to beat back the catastrophic effects of COVID-19 on refugee education, the potential of millions of young refugees living in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities will be further threatened. The data in the report is based on the gross enrolment figures from the 2019 school cycle.

Baghdad, Iraq, 1 September 2020 – With numbers soaring since early June, as of the end of August Iraq has confirmed 231,177 cases of COVID-19 and 6959 deaths. To stem the tide against the pandemic, UNICEF is supporting the training of an estimated 30,000 health care providers at the primary care level, with the aim of disseminating key information about COVID-19 infection, prevention and control, with a special focus on preventing infection among health providers.

Erbil, Iraq, 25 August 2020 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has today delivered 6 ambulances to the Ministry of Health of the Kurdistan region to improve ambulatory and life-saving services for the vulnerable population of Syrian refugees and the host community in the Erbil governorate of Iraq.

Erbil, Iraq on 23 August 2020: The World Health Organization (WHO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Health in Kurdistan Region of Iraq, launch a major COVID 19 prevention and containment campaign in KRG-I.

Friday, 21 August 2020 19:15

Iraq | UNAMI COVID-19 awareness campaign

Seven Iraqi artists determined to help their country fight #COVID19 joined the response to the pandemic through 13 unique and colourful cartoons that raise public awareness and dispel rumours, highlight human rights issues and salute the courage the resilience of Iraqi healthcare workers.

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Friday, 21 August 2020 19:05

Iraq | UNAMI COVID-19 awareness campaign

Video produced by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office and Public Information Office

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Baghdad, Iraq; 19 August 2020 - The United Nations in Iraq and the Ministries of Labour and Social Affairs, Health and Environment, and Planning discussed on Wednesday the challenges faced by the national social protection system in Iraq in responding to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.

Baghdad, Iraq, 19 August 2020 – As the number of COVID-19 cases in Iraq continues to rise, WHO, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and its implementing partners, has just concluded another round of a COVID-19 awareness-raising campaign that intensified community outreach efforts to educate people on measures to limit transmission of the coronavirus.

Baghdad, 16 August 2020 - Although the number of infected COVID-19 cases in Iraq is exponentially rising to an alarming and worrying level, suggesting a major health crisis soon, Iraqis can still defeat the pandemic if they continue to diligently apply preventive measures, from collective efforts such as avoiding mass gatherings to self-discipline acts of wearing masks in public, exercising social distancing as effective ways to block the dangerous community-wide transmissions.

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