FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Iraq NGO Directorate Renews Relief International Registration
BAGHDAD, Iraq, 20 March 2018 — Relief International is pleased to announce that Iraq’s NGO office has renewed RI’s registration.
Relief International is deeply grateful to the NGO directorate in Baghdad for their outstanding support and cooperation. We appreciate the diligent efforts of NGO Director Mr. Mohammed Taher Al Tamimi and the Directorate’s staff. We are thankful for the hard work they undertook to facilitate RI’s mission in Iraq. We look forward to working side by side to support the Iraqi people as they enter a new phase of recovery.
Relief International (RI) has operated in Iraq since 2003 and reaches the most vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, refugees and host community members. In an effort to continue to build the capacity of civil society in Iraq, RI focuses its programming on health services, economic opportunity, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Over the next five years, RI Iraq plans to expand programming and to add new sectors and approaches, including Cash Transfer Programming. RI will increase aid for education and protection, and RI’s microfinance team will continue to support economic development.
RI looks forward to assisting Iraq in its recovery with programming in areas of return, as well as continued assistance to the IDPs and refugees still living in desperate situations.
Relief International is a nonprofit organization that partners with some of the world’s most fragile communities to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. With legal standing in the United States as a 501(c)(3) organization and in the U.K. as a Registered Charity, we respond to natural disasters, humanitarian emergencies and chronic poverty. We work in 19 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Relief International programs address four specific areas: Education, Health, Economic Opportunity and WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene). Experts and veteran practitioners guide each of our program teams while local community members guide implementation. Relief International served more than 4 million people in 2017.