IOM Iraq Press Briefing Notes

18 July, 2017

Iraq - Since July 2016, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has assisted in person over 50,000 vulnerable migrants with family reunifications in Germany through its Family Assistance Programme (FAP).

14 July, 2017

Iraq - As the battle to retake west Mosul approached its conclusion this week, the IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) reported an estimated 380,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) – or over 63,000 families – newly recorded in the east of Mosul city.

11 July, 2017

Iraq - Iraq has one of the highest tuberculosis (TB) prevalence rates in the region, with more than 15,000 individuals infected annually, according to Iraq Ministry of Health. In response, IOM Iraq is providing urgent medical support to TB patients across the country.

07 July, 2017

Iraq - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has temporarily suspended certain Iraq activities in both Qayara’s air strip emergency site and the Haj Ali camp, due to security concerns.

23 June, 2017

Iraq – Three million Iraqis remain internally displaced across the country, despite numerous successes by military forces in dislodging and reclaiming much of the territory once occupied by ISIL.

22 June, 2017

With the support of the UN Migration Agency (IOM), the Iraqi Minister of Interior recently held a conference in Baghdad to introduce the Community Policing (CP) model and its strategy.

21 June, 2017

By: Sabah Abdulrahman

IOM Iraq contributes to peace and stability in Iraq by promoting dialogue and strengthening relationships between host community members and internally displaced persons (IDPs),  and building local capacity through vocational training and soft skills development.

20 June, 2017

Iraq - As the battle officially began his week to retake the last few neighbourhoods of West Mosul’s old city from ISIL, about 50 kilometres away people have started returning to the increasingly bustling riverside town of Gwer.