Drowning of 27 migrants in English Channel is worst disaster on record: IOM

Risking everything Ever-increasing numbers of people are attempting the journey in small, unseaworthy boats as they flee conflict or poverty or persecution in Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq, Eritrea and elsewhere. According to the International Organization for Migration, since 2014, 166 migrants have been recorded dead or missing in the English Channel and 22,930 have been recorded dead or missing in the Mediterranean Sea. […]

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3RP Regional Needs Overview 2022

The Syria refugee crisis remains the largest humanitarian and development crises in the world. Across the five main Syrian-refugee hosting countries included under the 3RP – Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt – over 20 million people need some form of humanitarian and resilience support going into 2022. This includes some 7.1 million Syrian refugees […]

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ILO and UNICEF joint initiative supports young engineers to play a key role in promoting Green Works in Iraq

Dohuk, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (November 25, 2021) – Youth fromforcibly displaced and host communities in Iraq will be trained to support and monitor green jobs initiatives, that aim to restore and protect their local environment. Supported by the Government of the Netherlands under PROSPECTS, the initiative is part of an on-going collaboration between the United […]

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United Nations Meets with Donors to Discuss Development Strategy for Iraq

Baghdad, November 23, 2021 – A high-level meeting between the United Nations and international donors took place in Baghdad to discuss the United Nations’ updated development strategy for Iraq. The meeting focused on the 2020-2024 United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), which was signed by the Government of Iraq in September. The UN was […]

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USAID Says Wheat Seeds Sent to Northeast Syria Meet ‘High Standards’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) says the wheat seeds it recently provided to farmers in northeast Syria meet “high standards for safety and quality.” The announcement comes after claims by the Syrian government that the seeds donated by the U.S. agency “are not suitable for cultivation.” Last week, USAID donated 3,000 tons […]

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Outstanding Success For Iraqi Students In The Arab Gifted Initiative

Baghdad The Iraqi students participating in the Arab Gifted Initiative, launched by the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science / ALECSO/, in cooperation with the King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity, managed to achieve success after participating in scientific competitions with students from Arab countries. The Minister of Education, Ali […]

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