09 Mar 2014

UPP – Syrian Emergency

Sunday, 09 March 2014
UPP works in Erbil and Dohuk Syrian refugee camps as an implementing partner of UNHCR. Funded by UNHCR, UPP provides psychosocial service with the help of social workers, psychologist, child psychologists and psychiatrists in Darashakran and Kawargosk camps since 2013. In February 2014 UPP launched its psychosocial project also in Basirma and Qushtapa camps. In Dohuk camps UPP provides psychosocial support and Mass Information since 2012, covering not only all the camps but also the border crossing point.
09 Mar 2014
UPP started a long-lasting, fruitful cooperation with the Iraqi National Libraries and Archives (INLA) in Baghdad since 2004. Several cooperation projects have been implemented since then, with the aim of strengthening the skills of INLA staff in technical fields such as book preservation, conservation and digitization. Similar projects run by UPP have been involving religious entities in both Baghdad and KRG, with the aim of safeguarding the historical written heritage of several communities like Armenian, Baha'i, Chaldean, Sabean-Mandean, Shabak, Syriac, Turkmen and Yazidi. Next projects will be focusing on strengthening the role of youth amongst some of the same communities. At present, UPP is implementing a cultural project funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Municipality…
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov welcomed the fact that Iraq, despite uneven progress, is one of the countries in the Middle East that has been in the forefront of empowering women. “The full integration of women in Iraqi society is one of the keys to stability, tolerance and democracy. No society can call itself inclusive if man and women are not treated equally before the law and if the constitutionally guaranteed rights of women are not observed”, Mr. Mladenov said. The Government of Iraq launched a National Action Plan on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. This action…
05 Mar 2014

Fuad Updates

Wednesday, 05 March 2014
Foundation of United for Relief and Sustainable Development (FUAD) is a local Non-governmental Organization established in Iraq since 2003 to provide help and assistance to IDPs, Returnee and displaced families, and also to contribute in supporting the Developmental and infrastructure Programs of Iraqi society through organizing and implementing various projects and programs in deferent sectors of Relief, Shelter, Education, Health, Capacity Building and other Services projects. Foundation of United (FUAD) and through its branches in Baghdad, Diyala and Kirkuk with the fund and support of International Organizations and UN Agencies adopts during implementing project a direct coordination and cooperation mechanism with the relevant Governmental Authorities such as MODM, Provincial and Municipal councils, Local Associations and Organizations of civil society. The…
The United Nations Iraq and the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement today launched an appeal to address the immediate humanitarian needs of the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the ongoing fighting in Anbar Province. The Strategic Response Plan will benefit up to 240,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as well as those within host communities, and those stranded in conflict affected areas in Anbar province. The plan calls for USD 103.7 million to cover the provision of assistance in Non Food Items/Shelter, Protection, Health, Food, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education, and Logistics. "Since the beginning of the year the UN Humanitarian Agencies have been working in Anbar Province and across Iraq to address the humanitarian needs of…
05 Mar 2014
In this film (click here to view), we follow ICRC staff as they visit Suleymanieh Central Prison in Northern Iraq and explain the nature of their work. The ICRC has been working in places of detention in Iraq since 1980. In 2013, it visited nearly 40,000 people in 74 places of detention to monitor their treatment and living conditions. ICRC delegates visiting prisons in Iraq work closely with the authorities to improve life for detainees, from ensuring judicial guarantees are respected to reconnecting detainees with their family on the outside. Why does the ICRC visit detainees in Iraq?The main idea behind ICRC visits is to ensure that all detainees are treated with dignity and humanity. The first step towards achieving…