Baghdad, Iraq, 20 July 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic in Iraq has challenged the fragile health infrastructure weakened by decades of unrest and internal conflict. It most impacted the vulnerable population of over 1.3 million Internally Displaced Populations (IDPs) and over 4.7 million returnees[1] sheltered in poor living settings in many parts of the country.

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received a special contribution for its COVID-19 humanitarian response in Iraq from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA).

Baghdad, 19 July 2020 - In the first of its kind project since the corona virus outbreak, graduate students in the pharmaceutical department of the University of Karbala have produced 14,500 locally made hand sanitizers and 10,000 large products to disinfect surfaces, with the support of UNICEF and its partner the Karbala Directorate of Health.

Sunday, 19 July 2020 01:21

Youth Skills Day

Staying home seems boring. On this #YouthSkillsDay, Bana Shirwan shares with us what she’s learned during COVID-19 and how she spent her days!

Published in Video

Baghdad, 16 July 2020 – The Government of France has committed EUR 300,000 (US$334,448) to support the Government of Iraq’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day

Baghdad, 6 June 2020 – There is now a global consensus that the socio-economic impact of the unfolding COVID-19 crisis is devastating.

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