IOM Iraq Press Briefing Notes

12 May, 2017

Iraq - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) is expanding its programmes in Iraq’s Anbar Governorate, which has been greatly affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis. The programmes include support for small businesses, job creation and light infrastructure, medical assistance, and community policing.

02 May, 2017

Iraq – IOM Iraq Chief of Mission Thomas Lothar Weiss and Minister of Interior of the Government of Iraq, Qasim Al Araji, have both confirmed continued cooperation to assist communities affected by the ongoing conflict and to enhance security, namely through the Community Policing programme, after meeting recently in Baghdad.

25 April, 2017

Iraq - In a joint effort, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) and Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) organized a conference on Migration a

18 April, 2017

Iraq - As the Mosul operation continues and aid agencies expect thousands more people to flee clashes in Iraq’s Ninewa governorate, a recent study conducted by IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) takes a comprehensive look at displacement and return across the country.

15 April, 2017

The International Organization for Migration‭ (‬IOM‭), the University of Kurdistan Hewler (UKH), and Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), were pleased to have organized the‭ ‬“Migration and Displacement in Iraq” conference, which took place from April 19-21 ‬in Erbil‭, ‬Iraq‭. ‬

04 April, 2017

Iraq - In conflict-affected and retaken areas in Ninewa governorate, Iraq, community members are implementing peacebuilding activities to promote dialogue and enhance social cohesion within their communities.

31 March, 2017

Iraq - As the Mosul battle to retake Iraq’s northern city approaches its seventh month, responding to the needs of affected people has become IOM’s top priority, according to the UN Migration Agency’s Iraq Crisis Funding Appeal.

28 March, 2017

Iraq - Since 25 February, when people from West Mosul first began to flee, the IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has tracked a total of 27,634 families (165,744 individuals) in their location of displacement.