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Friday, 07 February 2020


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BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a US$1 million flexible contribution from the Republic of Korea to provide food assistance for vulnerable internally displaced families in Iraq.

The South Korean contribution will help meet the food needs of some 53,400 internally displaced people (IDPs) for one month. Many people are still unable to return home, facing significant challenges such as lack of security, employment opportunities and services in their areas of origin.

“The Republic of Korea, an exceptional example of transformation from recipient to donor, has always sought to give back to the international community for all it has received,” said Jang Kyung-Wook, Republic of Korea Ambassador to Iraq. “We hope our contribution supports the efforts made by WFP to help IDPs rebuild their lives and regain economic independence.”

WFP is prioritizing IDPs in camps in nine governorates across Iraq. They will receive assistance through cash-based transfers (CBT), which gives people the freedom to buy the food they need based on their dietary needs and preferences.

“WFP is grateful to the Republic of Korea for this timely contribution and its ongoing and generous support,” said WFP Representative in Iraq Abdirahman Meygag. “Flexible – or unearmarked – funding allows WFP to prioritize programmes in Iraq in most need of urgent support, and we hope other donors will follow suit. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Republic of Korea.”

Flexible funding represents just five percent of the total resources provided to WFP in 2019.

Over the past year, WFP continued to work closely with the Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MoMD) to ensure value for money in the use of government and donor resources. WFP topped-up rations distributed by MoMD in IDP camps with food or cash assistance. By the end of 2019, this complementary approach led to savings of US$6.2 million in cash assistance, plus 1,900 tonnes (US$1.2 million) of food assistance. The savings are being used in 2020 to continue prioritizing those most vulnerable.

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The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies, building prosperity and supporting a sustainable future for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

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For more information please contact (email address: firstname.lastname@wfp.org):
Alan Brown, WFP/Baghdad, Tel. +964 780 915 0950


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6 February 2020 Statement by UNFPA-UN Women on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation


While living in a world free of violence is a right to all, more than 200 million women and girls across the world have been forced to undergo the painful practice of Female Genital Mutilation.

Female Genital Mutilation is not only a practice rooted in gender inequality, but is also a practice that limits girls and women from realising their rights and potential in health, education and income.

In 2019, world leaders gathered at the International Conference for Population and Development in Nairobi, Kenya, to make bold commitments to transform the world by ending all maternal deaths, unmet need for family planning and gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls by 2030. Six out of ten commitments made were to address gender-based violence and harmful practices, including the elimination of female genital mutilation.

Yet in 2020, 4.1 million girls remain at risk of being cut.

In Iraq, more specifically in the Kurdistan Region, UNFPA estimates that 10 per cent of girls aged under 14 could have been cut in 2018, the average age of cutting being five years old. In addition to being unnecessary and painful, this harmful practice has no health benefits for girls whatsoever. In fact, girls who undergo female genital mutilation face short-term complications such as severe pain, shock, excessive bleeding, infections, and difficulty in passing urine, as well as long-term consequences for their sexual and reproductive and mental health.

With only a decade remaining for achieving SDG Target 5.3, which calls for the elimination of harmful practices including female genital mutilation by 2030, we need to galvanize the global movement to accelerate efforts to eliminate female genital mutilation.

Today, on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, we reiterate our call to the relevant authorities in Iraq, especially the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, to work together to end FGM through the implementation of the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Communication for Behavioural Impact (COMBI) plan: Ending female genital mutilation means empowering women and girls to be healthy, stay in school, make choices and contribute to the economy, as committed by the Government of Iraq at the Nairobi Summit.

Dr Oluremi Sogunro, Representative, UNFPA Iraq

Dina Zorba, Representative, UN Women Iraq

For more information, please contact:
Salwa Moussa, UNFPA Iraq, Communications Specialist, smoussa@unfpa.org
Samir Barhoum, UN Women Iraq, Communication Officer, samir.barhoum@unwomen.org




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