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The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, accompanied by his Deputy for Political and Electoral Affairs, Mr. Gyorgy Busztin and UNAMI’s Principal Electoral Advisor today visited the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) and met its Chairman and Board of Commissioners. Mr. Mladenov reiterated assurances of continued United Nations support for the challenging work being undertaken to hold historic elections of the Council of Representatives and the KRG Governorate Councils’ elections, both scheduled for 30 April 2014. The IHEC Chairman and the SRSG also availed this opportunity to visit co-located UNAMI Integrated Electoral Assistance Team and thanked them for their efforts. In his discussions with the Board of Commissioners, Mr. Mladenov was briefed in detail on…
25 Feb 2014
Highlights Kurdistan Region of Iraq 1,560 Syrian refugee households received fuel in February to assist with heating and cooking. DRC is targeting 1,100 households (75% Syrian refugees and 25% host communities) for job placements and assistance to set up small business. In Baghdad 149 women have received tool kits to enhance their livelihoods through vocational skills and small business activities. DRC Humanitarian Intervention DRC is implementing key services in the sectors of WASH, Shelter, Protection, distribution of Core Relief Items (CRI/NFI), Camp Coordination and Camp Management, and Livelihoods. In the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), DRC is supporting the Syrian emergency response targeting refugees in both camp and non-camp communities, as well as a selected case load of extremely vulnerable…
Within KCRO continuing activities of continuing and supporting to women's rights and issues of violence against women, KCRO and an its alliance Gav Organization and with the support of Directorate of Non-governmental organizations in the Kurdistan Region implemented a project of violence toward healing spaces in Duhok governorate and its districts where the project consisted of delivering sessions and workshops for several regions and districts in Dohuk and to different categories of women and young people , academics and medias , as well as broadcasting live TV debates with women activists to know the reality of women's rights in KRG in general and particularly in Dohuk and also discuss the issue of violence against women. Also during the sessions and…
Kullina Muwatinin is a program developed by PAX and its partners in Iraq and Syria to promote citizenship and prevent sectarian tensions and violence in Iraq and Syria. The program seeks to empower young people and local actors to advocate towards respect for rights and diversity, who will engage in dialogue to produce a new discourse to improve religious freedom and minority rights. The program is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands and the European Union will run from 2012 to 2016.
Kullina Muwatinin is a program developed by PAX and its partners in Iraq and Syria to promote citizenship and prevent sectarian tensions and violence in Iraq and Syria. The program seeks to empower young people and local actors to advocate towards respect for rights and diversity, who will engage in dialogue to produce a new discourse to improve religious freedom and minority rights. The program is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands and the European Union will run from 2012 to 2016.
Save the Children is providing immediate, life-saving humanitarian assistance in the areas of child protection, education and shelter & NFI distributionsto children and families affected by the Syrian crisis. In partnership with local and national civil organizations, including Zhya, Public Aid Organization (PAO), Harikar and Community Development Organization (CDO), Save the Children is reaching Syrian children and families throughout the Kurdistan Regional Governorate in both camps and non-camp communities in Erbil, Duhok and Sulimaniyah. For child protection, Save the Children provides Child Friendly Spaces (CFS), which is a safe space for children to engage in play, creative arts, sports and provides a sense of normalcy for children in the midst of crises. Save the Children also recognizes the need to…