From UN News Service: “Visiting Basra in southern Iraq, the senior United Nations envoy to the country pledged the world body’s assistance in helping that war-ravaged region to reconstruct…. Nearly two dozen UN funds, programmes and agencies are working under UNAMI to provide humanitarian support to Iraq and coordinate international aid.”

UPDATE: Chrenkoff has more: “United Nations Development Programme, too, is helping with the Iraqi electricity sector: it is facilitating the training of Iraqi engineers in Jordan; supplying equipment, expertise and planning to develop better networks; providing spare parts for maintenance of existing infrastructure, and working on new projects which will add between 180 and 200 MW to Iraq’s grid.”

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