04 Jul 2011
The Dangers of Electricity Shortages The lack of electricity production capacity is a danger to citizens’ health, to national industry, and overall stability. Power outages for most Iraqis occur for 18 hours a day. The current Iraqi electricity market cannot even produce half of the demand. This harms Iraqi industry which cannot depend upon the electricity supply. As temperatures now regularly rise above 50ºC/120ºF in the shade, even the most basic cooling devices only have access to the national electricity grid for less than 5 hours a day. Electricity-specific unrest has been recorded in every Iraqi province in the last two years. That makes it one of the few protest issues to spread across the country as a whole before…
01 Apr 2011
Local and international stakeholders often view Iraqi civil society as a promising platform through which actors may contribute to the country’s sustainable recovery and long-term stability. However, there is a fundamental misunderstanding among many of these stakeholders concerning the capacity of Iraqi civil society, and particularly non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to affect real change.This paper attempts to bridge this knowledge gap by analyzing current Iraqi CSOs in an updated context.
28 Feb 2007
A key element in addressing the humanitarian crises on the ground is for relief and aid agencies to have access to the areas where they are assisting the vulnerable. With growing acknowledgement by the international community that there is indeed a humanitarian crisis in Iraq, this issue take a more important place in the discussions about humanitarian aid in Iraq. Please find full article below.
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- Humanitarian_Response_Access_-_2007.pdf (2992 Downloads)
28 Aug 2006
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- Distance__Challenges_Faced_by_NGOs_in_Iraq_-2006.pdf (1902 Downloads)
As politicians and observers of Iraq – local and international - debate whether or not there is civil war in Iraq it is vital to focus all efforts on ensuring that the current situation does not worsen still further, and that all is done to prepare to meet current and anticipated emergency humanitarian needs. While attacks by insurgents and counter-insurgency operations continue and sectarian violence deepens and spreads, it is civilians that are paying the price. Violence is presently heavily concentrated in the Centre and less so in the South of Iraq, but the whole country needs to be prepared to respond to current and future emergency situations, whether in terms of conflict or natural disasters. A more in-depth study…
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- Iraq_Emergency_Situation__2006.pdf (2902 Downloads)