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Germany  builds 4 makeshift hospitals with 15 mio €.

Germany  builds 4 makeshift hospitals with 15 mio €.

German KfW and Minister of Finance Allawi signed the contract last week, now construction works start in Baghdad, Basra, Sulaimaniyah and Mossul! 100 beds per hospital incl. 40 ICU, that’s up to 7.000 patients/year.
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The EA’s Iraq Ministerial Roundtable shows support for economic reforms and investments

The EA’s Iraq Ministerial Roundtable shows support for economic reforms and investments

The International Energy Agency and the Government of Iraq hosted a high-level Ministerial roundtable on Thursday on investment and economic reforms in Iraq, with a particular focus on the country’s electricity and gas sectors. The virtual meeting brought together senior Iraqi Ministers and policymakers, Ministers from IEA countries, CEOs and leaders of energy companies as well as international financial institutions, who discussed how to ensure that Iraq’s energy sector can continue its recovery at a time of constrained government budgets and tighter financing environments.
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The Criminal justice services in Iraq strengthened thanks to new contribution from Germany

The Criminal justice services in Iraq strengthened thanks to new contribution from Germany

The Government of Germany has committed USD 1.13 million to support the Government of Iraq strengthen its criminal investigations and crime scene management under a new project in partnership with UNDP Iraq. Strengthening Criminal Investigations and Crime Scene Management Capacities in Iraq aims to increase the reliability and effectiveness of criminal investigations, ensuring they are well integrated and proactively conducted by local police. It will also improve the performance of police investigators, making their role in criminal investigations more accountable.
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The Iraq COVID-19 Food Security Monitor Weekly Update – Issue 13, 14 July 2020

The Iraq COVID-19 Food Security Monitor Weekly Update – Issue 13, 14 July 2020

Key Messages State-run food processing plants will open in Kurdistan in an effort to stabilize horticultural prices, particularly tomatoes. The nationwide poverty rate is anticipated to increase to roughly 31% according to a joint report by the Ministry of Planning, the World Bank, United Nations Children’s Fund, United Nations Population Fund and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative that simulated the socio-economic impact of COVID-19, an increase from the 20% poverty rate in 2018.1
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The rival Iraqi Jewish clans who changed the face of Shanghai. By Tzach Yoked

The Sassoons and Kadoories created huge, competing business empires, helped open China to the West and aided Jewish refugees in Shanghai during the Shoah – but their fates differed greatly, as revealed in a new book The chefs were French, the managers Swiss, the jazz musicians American. In the 1930s, the Majestic was Asia’s most luxurious hotel. The world’s high and migh

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Iraq warns economic woes could stoke insecurity. By Chloe Cornish

Radical reform is only way to avert ‘disaster’ for oil-reliant country, says finance minister Ali Allawi, Iraq’s finance minister: ‘All you can do is to point out the disaster before us if we continue along this path Iraq’s finance minister has warned of “severe security consequences” if its economy is not “restructured radically”, as the coronavirus crisis wreaks havoc o

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Food Security in Iraq – Impact of COVID-19

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The COVID-19 pandemic continues across the world, and in Iraq the number of cases is rising. As of 30 June 2020, the World Health Organization reported 49,109 cases in Iraq, with 1,943 fatalities. Since March, the government has been enforcing movement restrictions and curfews to help slow transmission of the virus. As the livelihoods of many people have be

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The Iraqi National Economy

Iraq warns economic woes could stoke insecurity. By
Radical reform is only way to avert ‘disaster’ for oil-reliant country, says
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Iraq Post Coronavirus: An Opportunity for Self-Reliance and
 This article discusses an optimistic and realistic proposal to minimise the overall
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Worlbank: Iraq Economic Report
The Iraq Economic Monitor provides an update on key economic developments and
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Oil & Gas Policy

The Iraq Considers A String Of Massive Oil
Iraq’s With the Western-leaning, reformist agenda of Iran President, Hassan Rouhani, neutered
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Oil: Brokered or Broken? By Alastair Newton
Last weekend’s agreement notwithstanding, international cooperation over oil output stands to be
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China Prepares To Close ‘Oil Deal Of A
Over the past week or so, China has eased quarantine measures in
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The Soleimani Effect: A Game-Changer for Iraqi Crude
The changing geopolitical landscape for Iraq’s energy sector   Much ink has
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