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Normal 0 false false false false EN-US JA AR-SA Nature Iraq’s Waterkeepers Iraq Program is more than a month into its 60-day crowd-funding campaign to support the Rawanduz River Expedition, its new initiative to protect rivers in Iraq. We’ve raised 4585 USD of our 10,000 USD goal and have just 6 days to go. Along with our partners in the project (Nature Iraq Foundation, American Canoe Association and Majestic Heights Outdoor Adventures, a Kurdistan Iraq-based eco-tourism company), we hope you can lend us your support for this project that will raise awareness and change attitudes toward Iraq’s threatened rivers. The project is going forward regardless of the total amount raised but additional support will definitely help the expedition to have…
23 Mar 2014
U.S. Labor Against the War: Statement on 11th Anniversary of the Start of the Iraq War With heavy heart and renewed determination, the officers, staff, and affiliates of U.S. Labor Against the War mark the eleventh anniversary of the outbreak of the illegal U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. For many Americans, the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraq at the end of 2011 marked the end of U.S. involvement with, and responsibility towards, the Iraqi people. We disagree. Even though our combat forces are out, the war continues to have catastrophic effects in Iraq. >> The Water Of The Tigris River: An Opportunity For Trans-Boundary Cooperation How can Iraq safeguard its water provision from the Tigris river? This…
A total of 19 Iraqi professionals and specialists involved, at various levels, in the fields related to drug quality assurance completed successively a six day training course on current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) applied in the pharmaceutical industries. The course organized by the Ministry of Health of Iraq with the technical support of WHO took place in Amman from 9 to 15 March 2014 as part of the implementation of the ongoing European Union funded programme to support health services in Iraq. This course brought together professionals from the Ministry of Health (MOH)/Baghdad and Kurdistan Region, and the Ministry of Industries (MOI) representing different technical department including Pharmacy Department; Kimadia (the State Company for Medicines and Medical Appliances in Iraq),…
Today marks three years since the Syrian uprising began. More than 130,000 lives have been lost and almost 9 million people have been displaced. 2.5 million people have fled to neighboring countries, half of them are children. The situation in Syria continues to deteriorate and hopes of returning home no longer seem imminent. Cooperation, cohesion, innovation and resilience become ever more important to jointly re-build a brighter future. For this three year mark, working with Syrian and Jordanian children, ACTED and AptART have created a street art mural in northern Jordan, symbolizing the resilience of children, who are the fruit of the next generation. Bringing colour and hope to Syrian and Jordanian children through art, humanity continues to show striking…
The violence in Iraq's western province of Anbar has displacedmore than 340,000individuals since late December; mostly women, children and elderly people. The Danish Refugee Council calls for humanitarian support from the international community and urges conflict parties to ensure the safe passage of staff and emergency relief to meet increasing needs of vulnerable populations. The erupting violence has caused the displacement of some 250,000 individualswithin Anbar now residing in villages, school buildings and unfinished housing projects. Other displaced populations have fled to the surrounding governorates including Baghdad, Kerbala, Erbil, Najaf, and Salahadin. Many civilians who could not flee remain trapped in their homes and the conflict areas of Anbar. Over-crowdedness inshelters and communities hosting displaced people is causing problems of…
In collaboration and partnership with the Iraqi Ministry of Health, The World Health Organization for Iraq organized a workshop on the medium-term budgeting framework (MTBF) in Amman, Jordan from 5-7 march 2014. The workshop was attended by senior finance and management personnel from the Ministries of Health, Finance, & Planning from both Central and Kurdistan Governments. "The continued collaboration between the Ministry of Health and WHO aims at strengthening the health systems and improve the quality of and access to health care services in Iraq," said WHO representative Dr. Syed Jaffar Hussain who attended the opening ceremony. He further stressed the importance of implementing a muti-year budget process focused on achieving goals of the MOH. Dr. Isam Namiq Senior Deputy…