US statement: the Washington meeting will be funded soon four urgent needs of Iraq

2016/7/22 11:51

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US confirmed a statement from Washington conference that he will provide the funding requirements in the near term in Iraq in four desperately needs.

He had been held over the past two days, Wednesday and Thursday, a meeting of foreign and defense ministers of the 40 member state of the international coalition against al Daash in Washington DC, with the participation of Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi.

According to a statement issued by the US State Department for sponsoring states, Canada, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, the Netherlands and the United States at a conference of donor countries to support Iraq on July 20, 2016 "more USD new two billion have been awarded to the Iraqi people in response to the authoritarian Daash that led to immense suffering and deprivation and destruction of campaign for the people of Iraq, and to help tackle the difficult situation facing displaced people in Iraq, the international community took the initiative in order to provide humanitarian support to those who needed him most, such as food, water and shelter to those in need, and to help create conditions that will allow a return safe and voluntary return of displaced families to the liberated areas in the fastest as possible. "

He added, "The foundations of long-term stability can be achieved if the ease the humanitarian crisis in Iraq and enable its citizens to return to their homes safely and access to basic services, health care and education and the hope of economic prosperity, and as a result of Matmraalve co-hosted by Canada, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, the Netherlands and the US United, the international community to mobilize efforts to meet the funding requirements in the near term in Iraq in the four areas of urgent need. "

And that these needs are summarized in the "humanitarian assistance, mine clearance, and to facilitate the United Nations Development Programme and the Special Programme to achieve immediate stability of funding, and facilitate the United Nations Development Programme and the Special Programme to achieve expanded stability, passed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to provide pivotal initiatives to achieve stability in the medium term funding to promote recovery and resilience in the liberated areas of Daash. "

The statement noted, "The humanitarian assistance provided in yesterday's support in the first place and the United Nations agencies operating in Iraq, in addition to other international institutions, non-governmental and other organizations. It is through these organizations have provided the international community aid for each province in Iraq, and helped people who they need it and ultimately save lives and alleviate human suffering under daily threats of violence from Daash. "

He pointed out, "The pledges for stability created by this initiative donors will contribute effectively to the reconciliation efforts in the long term in Iraq, where the success of these efforts is essential to achieve long-term stability in the country and recover from persecution Daash."

He continued, "The donors who met will remain committed to supporting Iraq, and urge strongly all governments, organizations and individuals to support the UN's efforts to save lives by funding and its funds, as well as other humanitarian partners. We are especially grateful for the presence of Organization of Islamic Cooperation in yesterday's conference, We welcome efforts to expand its support for the Iraqi people. "

The statement said "as states donors, remain aware also that success on the battlefield assigned to the civilian population dearly. The United Nations said on July 20 that it will need $ 284 million extra for planning to mitigate the impact of the battle to liberate Mosul citizens in time that is likely to there is a need for more to ease this challenge when Daash defeat in Mosul, and therefore we hope that the initiative will allow the results to donors that they submit their contributions more quickly to support last-minute appeal to the UN Alatdh elements. "

He noted, "although he is not to provide an exhaustive list of assignments grants during the event, the following points show the achievements of the conference of donor countries to support Iraq, and excludes existing commitments to the years 2017 and 2018 from donor countries, which can not publicly identify programs for the coming years beyond the current fiscal year ".

And the most prominent points of the conference, the statement pointed out that "pledges of humanitarian assistance rapid response and strong, came pledge a total of 26 donor contributions worth more than $ 590 million for humanitarian aid to support Iraq, through bilateral and multilateral channels, and that the money will support the needs that have been identified in the UN humanitarian response plan for Iraq for the year 2016, in addition to other aid organizations in Iraq and the region, and lay the groundwork for an international response more effectively to the challenges associated with the anticipated humanitarian campaign edit Mosul. "

And support the stabilization program, the "fourteen declared state for new funding for the program to achieve dynamic stability in Iraq, and has pledged to grant more than $ 350 million, and the larger number of countries to provide grants worth $ 125 million to the United Nations financing private development to achieve stability Messaging, and this is important progress toward raising $ 180 million to meet the requirements of 2017 set by the United Nations. "

The statement said "dedicated to the activities of humanitarian demining funds," noting that "more than ten countries provided grants worth more than $ 80 million in new pledges for mine-clearing efforts in Iraq, said that this support will provide nearly three-quarters of the total financing which is estimated to UN it is required for one year from the mine-clearing activities in Iraq. "

On the launch of facilitating financing to achieve an expanded stability, he stressed, "The United States was the first major donor of $ 50 million to underwrite the private United Nations to facilitate the achievement of the new enlarged stability."

He pointed out that "facilitate private funding to achieve expanded stability will facilitate recovery and resilience in the liberated areas of Daash, and provide funding for specific projects to support the rehabilitation of institutions to restore basic public services and job creation, the United Nations estimates that colleges, hospitals and universities are eligible for special support to facilitate the financing Extended achieve stability will be able to employ nearly 17,000 people to 20,000 people in each of the areas that have already been destroyed by Daash. "

The Washington conference on "long-term commitment to the Iraqi people's commitment, in addition to securing the immediate funds for humanitarian needs in the near term and programs vital stability, the conference of donor countries to support Iraq's security more than $ 200 million in commitments in 2017 and 2018 for the years for mine clearance and stabilization efforts and humanitarian needs, "noting that" funding line that provides for international organizations and non-governmental organizations the flexibility and safety net programs for humanitarian disasters is expected to address the rapid response to the challenges of the new stability. "