Press Releases & Statements

As it experiences more frequent and severe droughts, sand and dust storms, soil salinization, and declining water resources, Iraq is exceptionally vulnerable to desertification and land degradation. Food shortages sparked by the COVID-19 global pandemic have sent a sobering message for Iraq to urgently protect its fragile land and biodiversity resources.

Baghdad, Iraq; 14 June 2020 - The Government of Australia has provided AUD 866,000 to support the work of UNFPA in Iraq. The funding will provide assistance to 38,000 women and girls, in Duhok and Nineveh Governorates over the next year.

Erbil, Iraq and Damascus, Syria 13 June 2020: The World Health Organization (WHO) today finalized the dispatch of more than 80 tons of health commodities and life-saving supplies, urgently needed in Syria.

12 June 2020; Baghdad, Iraq - The Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) contributed SEK 16 million (approximately US$ 1.73 million) to UNFPA response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Iraq.

12 June 2020 - This year, more than ever, it is important for us to reflect on what World Day Against Child Labour means for Iraq and what it seeks to achieve. Children belong in classrooms and not in employment.

Baghdad, Iraq, 10 June 2020: The World Health Organization (WHO) in Iraq clarifies the statement made regarding the claim that COVID asymptomatic transmission is very rare.

10 June 2020; Baghdad Iraq - The Government of Norway donated NOK 20 million (approximately US$ 2 million) in support of the UNFPA humanitarian programme on gender-based violence across in Iraq.

BAGHDAD, 10 June 2020 – The Government of Japan is continuing its support to restore and improve the living conditions and stability of returnee communities in Iraq.

Baghdad, 7 June 2020 –The Government of Denmark has committed DKK 6,000,000 (approximately US$870,000) to support the Government of Iraq’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq.

Nature is sending us a clear message.

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