COVID-19 Response in Iraq Bimonthly Update - June
Oct 25, 2020
In line with UNDP’s Global Integrated Response and the WHO Iraq Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, UNDP Iraq launched the project “Support for the COVID-19 Response in Iraq” in April 2020. To ensure agile, quality implementation in a rapidly evolving operational context, UNDP leveraged existing mechanisms and in-house resources to support its COVID-19 response in Iraq. The implementation of UNDP’s COVID-19 response makes use of the operational platforms of the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), the Iraq Social Cohesion Programme and the UNDP Iraq Accelerator Lab.
At the start of the reporting period, UNDP confirmed its support to strengthen designated healthcare facilities in 12 governorates. As the number of active COVID-19 cases continued to increase during the reporting period, and in consultation with WHO, the Ministry of Health and local authorities, UNDP expanded its plan to support a total of 15 governorates, subject to available funding.
Significant implementation progress was made during the reporting period, and US$24.5 million from donors and UNDP’s own resources had been secured for project activities by the end of July, as consultations with partners continued.