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26 January 2020 – Five years of conflict in Iraq has taken a huge toll on more than 5 million Iraqis who, at one point in time, have had to leave their areas of origin to move to safer places in the country. As many as half a million civilians have incurred some level of injury while thousands have lost limbs.

Salah al-Din, 21 December 2019 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), in cooperation with the national Committee for Coexistence and Societal Peace and the Iraqi Al-Amal Association, organized a workshop in Salah al-Din governorate from 19 to 21 December for a group of Iraqi youth under the ongoing project “Iraqi Youth: Pioneers for Dialogue and Stability”.

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Twenty-four young women and men, representing the youth of Kirkuk Governorate, recently met in Kirkuk city to discuss what the youth see as key issues in the context of their Governorate.

On 5 December, the Human Rights Office (HRO) of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the Iraqi Bar Association-Kirkuk Chapter jointly conducted a training session on “Understanding national and international fair trial guarantees.

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Sulaymania, Kurdistan Region, Iraq - On 27 November 2019, the Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (DSRSG) and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Marta Ruedas, travelled to Sulaymaniyah, where she met with Dr. Haval Abubaker, Governor of Sulaymaniyah, to resolve issues affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons and Syrian refugees.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has intensified its health support to vulnerable communities in areas of return in Ninewa governorate delivering more than 140,000 health interventions to people in and around Ba’aj town since January 2019. At Ba’aj primary health care center (PHCC) supported by WHO patients received consultations for all health conditions, vaccination, laboratory services, medicines, emergency health care and referrals for emergency cases

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As a beacon of light in the struggling economy in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and with the assistance from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) the region is experiencing a spike in female and refugee entrepreneurs.

Erbil, 17 September 2019 - An agricultural training centre, constructed to support internally displaced Iraqis, officially opened its doors at the Harsham Refugee Camp in Erbil, the largest city in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

23 September 2019, Kurdistan Regional Parliament, Erbil - UN Human Rights engaged in a dialogue with 17 members of the parliamentary legal, cultural and human rights committees, advisers and parliamentary researchers on UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures including Universal Periodic Review.

24 September 2019, UNAMI Training Centre, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq - UN Human Rights conducted a workshop with 19 members of civil society and youth on how civil society can engage with UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures, including Universal Periodic Review.

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