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U.S. Government Allocated an Extra $500,000 for the Restoration of Lalish Temple

Consul General Robert Waller visited Lalish Temple, met with Yezidi leaders and announced an additional $500,000 for the renovation of Lalish Temple, which brings the allocated amount to a total of $1 million. Consul General Waller then toured the temple and reviewed the ongoing renovation process of the sacred Yezidi temple.
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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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