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Local Officials, Along With USIP, Get Together to Declare General Common Goals
The Accompanying Photo Looks More Like An Interrogation Than Was Probably Intended
Soldier talks with citizens of Diyala (Photo, Department of Defense)
The Accompanying Photo Looks More Like An Interrogation Than Was Probably Intended
The United States Institute of Peace (in a joint effort with the State Dept.) helped Diyala’s provincial government hammer out goals for the next four years, known as the “Diyala Declaration”.

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On May 4th, the Provincial Council of Diyala Province, supported by a joint USIP-State Department Team, issued a "Diyala Declaration" that outlined its vision for the province, which has...
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Aid Appeal 52% Funded as Int'l Aid Agency Works to Support Iraq Relief

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has released an update on its latest aid appeal and recent activities in Iraq, writing that:

As a result of the long lasting violence, instability, economical hardship and difficult security conditions in Iraq, millions of people are in need of emergency assistance according to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The figure includes people who are socially vulnerable and in need of humanitarian assistance; displaced people inside Iraq; and externally displaced Iraqis in neighboring countries, mainly Syria and Jordan, as well as in the Gulf countries, Egypt and Lebanon.

Over the years, the countrywide health service system has been severely handicapped by...


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