As part of the Humanitarian Initiative week, which was announced by public Iraqi figures, the Iraqi President Barham Salih said that he will make a payment to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) after being challenged by Iraqi comedian Ahmed al-Basheer.
Authorities in Iraq are considering a gradual transition of the local security affairs of many provinces in the country from the army-dominated Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) to the local police in order to get the country back on track to stabilisation.
Storms have swamped camps housing Syrian refugees in Lebanon with rain water and snow. NGOs and charities are appealing for aid to help families stuck in these storms without shelter and warm clothing.
"If we can accept these children and believe in them, we will find Syria’s Messi and Syria’s Einstein." A concert held by people in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli attempts to help children with autism and integrate them into society.