The most senior Muslim cleric in Iraq, Ayatollah Sistani, backed the UN in calling on the Iraqi Government to get "serious" about reforms as anti-government protests, that have cost hundreds of lives, continue.
The Iraqi Government and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) have launched a national strategy to combat violence against women in an event in Baghdad. The strategy provides a framework on which policy makers will draw actions on preventing violence against women and girls.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) announced that violence across Iraq is lower than any point in the last six years. Figures shows that a total of 41 Iraqi civilians were killed and 73 injured in acts of terrorism or violence in November 2018.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) warned in its monthly humanitarian bulletin for October that internally displaced people (IDPs) are at risk of not having enough kerosene to get through the winter.