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Education Cannot Wait announces US$12.5 million catalytic grant in Iraq, advancing goals for peaceful development and universal, equitable education [EN/AR]

Reliefweb 04 Aug 2021
Education means a more peaceful, more prosperous future for the people of Iraq ... Prior to the Gulf War, Iraq had achieved near universal primary education ... The Government of Iraq offered technology-based solutions for learners, but many remote models are not feasible for those living in the camps.
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SRSG Patten remarks for the Free Yezidi Foundation Genocide Commemoration Concluding Panel: Genocide, Recovery and Support, 3 August 2021

Reliefweb 04 Aug 2021
An estimated 7,000 Yazidi women and girls, some as young as nine, were enslaved and forcibly transferred to locations in Iraq and eastern Syria ... Seven years after the genocide, hundreds of thousands of Yazidis are still displaced and living in harsh conditions ... It is reported that in the first 16 days of 2021, 11 young Yazidis took their own lives.
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US lawmakers debate repealing Saddam-era war measures on Iraq

Indian Express 04 Aug 2021
The Biden administration encouraged lawmakers to repeal an authorisation for military action in Iraq crafted when Saddam Hussein was still alive, rejecting Republican arguments it would further signal to Iran that the US is retreating from the Middle East ... Iraq today is a partner of the United States, not an enemy, Sherman told lawmakers ... Live Blog.
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A dream that died in the dust: Twenty years after the War on Terror began, ...

The Daily Mail 04 Aug 2021
And in the southern province of Helmand — where hundreds of British servicemen lost their lives in recent years — dozens of civilian bodies lie rotting on the country roads ... Iran, Iraq and North Korea ... As for Iraq, that desperately sad story is only too familiar ... I say 'has cost', rather than 'cost', because Iraq is still not at peace.
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Iraq reclaims 17,000 looted artifacts, its biggest-ever repatriation

Indian Express 04 Aug 2021
“This is not just about thousands of tablets coming back to Iraq again — it is about the Iraqi people,” Hassan Nadhem, the Iraqi minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, said in a telephone interview ... It is the only Hobby Lobby artifact among those being returned to Iraq to have been exhibited in the Museum of the Bible ... Iraq ... Live Blog ... LIVE .
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UN chief underlines commitment to justice for Iraq's Yazidi community

Beijing News 04 Aug 2021
Commitment to accountability ... ISIL, also known as Daesh, conducted a genocidal campaign against the Yazidis, who live in northern Iraq ... "The Secretary-General therefore commends the recent enactment of the Yazidi Survivors Law by the Government of Iraq and its recognition of the crimes committed by ISIL against the Yazidis and other communities ... ....
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UN chief underlines commitment to justice for Yazidis in Iraq

Beijing News 04 Aug 2021
Commitment to accountability ... ISIL, also known as Daesh, conducted a genocidal campaign against the Yazidis, who live in northern Iraq ... "The Secretary-General therefore commends the recent enactment of the Yazidi Survivors Law by the Government of Iraq and its recognition of the crimes committed by ISIL against the Yazidis and other communities ... ....
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Belarus uses immigrants as a weapon against the European Union to fight sanctions – 08/04/2021 ...

The Sentinel Newspaper 04 Aug 2021
Traffic hit a record high last Sunday ... One sign of this limit was the rebellion earlier this week at Rudninkai, a military training camp turned into a refugee camp for those arriving from southern Lithuania – two-thirds of them from Iraq . The protest began in wet tents and was animated by complaints about living conditions ... ....
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USA Contributes USD 53.3 Million to UNHCR Operations, Supporting the Internally Displaced and Refugees in Iraq [EN/AR]

Reliefweb 03 Aug 2021
UNHCR welcomes the generous contribution of USD 53.3 million by the Government of the United States of America (USA) towards UNHCR’s protection and assistance programmes to support vulnerable displaced persons (IDPs) and Syrian refugees in Iraq ... There are over 247,000 Syrian refugees and 1.2 million IDPs currently living in Iraq.
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The Iraq Report: The invasion of Kuwait still haunts Iraq

The New Arab 03 Aug 2021
Though Iraq's short-lived occupation was ended by a joint military effort of dozens of nations led by the US in Operation Desert Storm in 1991, Iraq's long-term defeat was not achieved without resorting to numerous war crimes and a sanctions regime that killed hundreds of thousands of children in just a few short years.
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Sinjar reconstruction lags seven years after Yazidi genocide

The New Arab 03 Aug 2021
The northwestern Iraqi town of Sinjar and its surrounding areas, where Farhad lives and works, was the epicenter of the Yazidi genocide ... USAID Iraq ... The law means that Iraq recognises what happened to the Yazidis was a genocide ... Many of the Yazidis displaced in Iraq are living in camps in Iraqi Kurdistan.
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Iraq: Coronavirus Disease 2021 (COVID-19) - Weekly Situation Report (Week 27) (05 July - 11 July 2021) [EN/AR]

Reliefweb 03 Aug 2021
A fire broke out in the COVID 19 Isolation Center in Imam Hussain Hospital in Thiqar Governorate south Iraq ... WHO in Iraq expresses its saddnes and regret over the traject loss of lives and conveys its deep condolences to families of the victims ... Community transmission all over Iraq ...
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Temporary - Program Performance and Quality Director

Reliefweb 03 Aug 2021
Mercy Corps has worked across Iraq’s 18 governorates since 2003, implementing relief and development programming, more than a third of which has focused on the specific needs of refugees and displaced persons ...Support to overall strategic and annual planning for MC Iraq with evidence-based contributions.
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Turkey will succeed against wildfires, says Parliament chief

Anadolu Agency 03 Aug 2021
Hopefully, we will be successful," Mustafa Sentop told Iraq's deputy parliament head Bashir al-Haddad, who had called Sentop to convey his condolences for blazes ... times," said Sentop, thanking Iraq's legislature.
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UN chief underlines commitment to justice for Iraq’s Yazidi community

Reliefweb 03 Aug 2021
ISIL, also known as Daesh, conducted a genocidal campaign against the Yazidis, who live in northern Iraq ... "The Secretary-General therefore commends the recent enactment of the Yazidi Survivors Law by the Government of Iraq and its recognition of the crimes committed ...
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