U.S. Government Grants AUK with $4 Million to Support American-Style Education

Consul General Robert Waller visited the American University of Kurdistan (AUK) and met with its president, Dr. Randall Rhodes. They announced the “Support to American-Style Higher Education in Iraq” program, with a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of State. AUK is now partnered with six U.S. universities. This grant will support accreditation processes …

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USAID Funds a New COVID-19 Isolation Ward in Duhok

Consul General Waller joined UNDP and USAID representatives, along with Governor Ali Tatar and Minister of Health Saman Hussein Muhammad, in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a newly established Covid-19 Isolation Ward in Duhok. The 20-bed ward is designed to handle the most severe Covid-19 patients and will later be repurposed to treat patients with …

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Consul General Visits Faysh Khabur and Ibrahim Khalil Border Complex in the IKR

Consul General Rob Waller visited the border crossing at Faysh Khabur, where he was shown around by Border Crossing Director Shawkat Berbehary. From there, the group traveled to the Ibrahim Khalil border complex, where Consul General Waller toured the impressive food and product safety laboratories that insure the quality of imported goods. Streamlining import procedures …

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Consul General Virtually Meets Ezidi24 Director General

Consul General in Erbil Rob Waller and Ezidi24 Director General Ahmed Shingaly virtually discussed the challenges faced by minority journalists in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and the importance of a free media. The United States is proud to support press freedom and minority journalists, including through grants to Ezidi24 and others working in the Iraqi …

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PRM Delivers Ambulances and Health Technologies to KRG Ministry of Health to Support COVID-19 Containment

Consul General Rob Waller joined Minister of Health Saman Hussein Muhammed and U.N. Deputy Special Representative Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano at a special handover ceremony for six U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) funded ambulances to help provide medical care to Syrian refugees and their host communities in Dohuk, Erbil, and Sulaimaniya. …

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CG Fagin Discusses Combating CoronaVirus with MOPA’s Deputy Director of General Medical Affairs

Consul General Steve Fagin participated in a Skype chat with KRG’s Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs Deputy Director of General Medical Affairs, Dr. Rebin Zikhani to learn how he is working to build awareness around combatting COVID-19 in the IKR. Dr. Zikhani received his master’s degree from  Marywood University in the United States. The U.S. stands with all of …

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CG Fagin Applauds People Working to Combat CoronaVirus in the IKR

Consul General Steve Fagin applauds all those who are working tirelessly to combat coronavirus in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. CG Fagin talked over Skype to two IYLEP participants from the IKR who are dedicated volunteers on the 122-helpline created by the KRG to assist anyone displaying coronavirus symptoms. The U.S. government continues to support young people …

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Consul General Fagin Meets Fulbright Alumni

Consul General Steve Fagin met with alumni of the Fulbright Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship and congratulated them on the successful completion of their program. The participants completed their programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Penn State University. The Consul General spoke about the importance of these educational programs in improving the relationship between …

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Consul General Fagin visits the Erbil Orphanage

CG Fagin and other members of the Consulate community visited the Erbil Orphanage on December 23 to deliver packages of clothing and food purchased with funds donated by Consulate staff. The CG met with the leadership team at the Orphanage and learned about the extensive support being provided to the children. The CG then toured the facility …

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Consul General Timmy Davis Visits Houston with a Delegation from Universities in Basrah

Consul General Timmy Davis accompanied a delegation from Basrah’s universities to visit Houston, Texas, as part of our commitment to deepen our partnership and foster the economic development of southern Iraq. The delegation attended the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference, the world’s largest oil show, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, and met with leadership at the University …

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Consulate Erbil Visits Baharka IDP Camp

On May 20, Economic and Commercial Affairs Officer Sharyn Fitzgerald attended the opening of a greenhouse project at Bahirka IDP camp. The project, sponsored by Mass Group Holding and implemented by Kurdish Human Rights Watch (KHRW) and the Kurdish American Cooperation Organization, established eight greenhouses to be managed by resident IDP families. The project seeks …

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Consul General Ken Gross opened new American Corner at the University of Kurdistan Hewler

On February 28, The Consul General Ken Gross helped open our new American Corner today at the University of Kurdistan Hewler. This is a cultural and informational center that offers a library, access to online journals, advising services for students interested in studying in the U.S., and a variety of ongoing cultural and English-language programming. …

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