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Germany’s New EUR 10m Contribution to Iraq

New €10m contribution from Germany expands UNDP Iraq’s Coronavirus response into 15 governorates German Government’s KfW Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Government of Iraq, have today signed a EUR 10 million agreement (US$11.75 million) to support Iraq’s response to COVID-19. The contribution was made by the German… Read More

COVID-19’s impact on Social Cohesion in Iraq

COVID-19’s impact on Social Cohesion in Iraq cannot be ignored in recovery efforts: New report The impact of COVID-19 on social cohesion in Iraq represents yet another challenge faced by communities across the country and must be addressed to ensure Iraq’s full recovery from the pandemic, according to a new report released today by the… Read More

COVID, Low Oil Prices, push Millions of Iraqis into Poverty

COVID-19 and Low Oil Prices Push Millions of Iraqis into Poverty The twin shocks of COVID-19 pandemic and the collapse of oil prices have caused significant economic challenges and pushed millions of Iraqis into poverty, according to the new issue of the World Bank‘s Iraq Economic Monitor. The new Fall 2020 edition of the Iraq… Read More

Libya-Tunisia Borders Reopen

By John Lee. The border crossing between Libya and Tunisia at Ra’s Ajdir [Ras Jedir, Ras Ajdir] was reportedly reopened on Saturday 14th November. It had been closed for he past eight months in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). More here. (Source: Anadolu Agency)

Calls for Expression of Interest: Training on GBV Reporting

Calls for expression of interest: training on GBV reporting during health crises The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq will conduct in collaboration with UNFPA Syria Hub a training session for Arab-speaking journalists in Iraq on GBV reporting during health crises: COVID-19. This training aims to provide participants with advanced skills in covering gender-based… Read More

Oil falls 4% on fuel demand concerns as Europe widens COVID-19 lockdowns

(Reuters) – Oil prices fell 4% on Monday on worries that widening coronavirus lockdowns in Europe would weaken fuel demand and amid concerns about turbulence over this week’s U.S. presidential election. Brent crude futures for January dropped $1.49, or 3.9%, to $36.45 a barrel by 0745 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures fell $1.58,… Read More

Achieving SDGs to Recover from COVID in Iraq

Conference highlights importance of achieving SDGs to recover from COVID-19 pandemic The challenges and opportunities of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of COVID-19 was the focus of a two-day conference organized by the Ministry of Planning in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq. Held on the fifth… Read More

Libya gets new COVID-19 Testing Machines

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is helping Libya to effectively respond to COVID-19 as part of its mission to reduce inequalities and build resilience in the conflict affected country. Today, through its Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), UNDP delivered five testing machines to the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in Misrata. This lot… Read More

Venezuela says it has produced drug capable of eliminating COVID-19

(teleSUR) Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro Sunday announced the discovery of a high-effective treatment capable of eliminating COVID-19 and pointed out that a drug will be presented to the World Health Organization (WHO) for certification. The treatment, based on a molecule called TR-10, was designed by the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), which had been working on a cure… Read More

COVID-19 Response: SFL delivers Ventilators

COVID-19 Response: The Stabilization Facility for Libya delivers ventilators to health authorities As a result of a need assessment carried out by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with the Libyan Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), and with the aim of supporting the national response to COVID-19 in Libya,… Read More