Man in Baghdad, 2003, photo by Alexandre Carle, courtesy of the Humanitarian Information Center for Iraq © UNICEF/HQ03-0002/ SHEHZAD NOORANI
Iraq: Asma Lateef holds her six-month old baby, Rahma, who suffers from an acute respiratory infection, at Baghdad's Al-Mansour Paediatric Teaching Hospital. Some 25 per cent of children under five in southern and central Iraq suffer from chronic malnutrition. © UNICEF/HQ03-0033/ SHEHZAD NOORANI
Iraq: A young woman attends the UNICEF-supported Akad Primary School in the village of Al-Alyaa, 40 km north of Basra, that provides basic education, life-skills and other training to older girls who were previously unable to go to school. (c) OXFAM/John Cosgrove
Water continues to be one of the biggest problems and UNICEF is trucking water into Iraq. As soon as the tankers appear, large crowds gather to collect water. Demand for water will grow in the next two months as temperatures start to soar. United Nations Development Group

Background and Logistics

General Information

The UNDG/World Bank Joint Needs Assessment for Iraq Reconstruction website was a closed site used for information sharing throughout the needs assessment process among participants and with member states and interested partners.  The site is no longer password protected as the documents posted here are now considered “final.”



Useful Links:

Humanitarian Information Center for Iraq
The Humanitarian Information Center (HIC) is a common service to the humanitarian community working in Iraq and the surrounding countries. The HIC was set up by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), and works under the Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq (UNOHCI).


ReliefWeb - Iraq
ReliefWeb is a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).  Up to date information is available through their daily updates on the above link.

Development Gateway: Iraq: Relief and Recovery
The Development Gateway is an interactive site for information on sustainable development and poverty reduction, and a space for communities to share experiences on development efforts.   Their site on "Iraq: Relief and Recovery" aims to make knowledge about Iraq's development more readily available to those who need it.


Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) -Iraq, site includes daily updates, 2003 Budget, and fact sheets on all of the Iraqi Ministries

Office of the Iraq Programme Oil-for-Food -Weekly Update


UNDP in Iraq

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