The MENA during COVID19 times - Iraq
Date(s) - 07/03/2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Greater Middle East Platform
During these exceptional times, it can be difficult to stay on top of developments in fragile countries in the MENA region, while it remains crucial to be well informed and to plan for sustainable and necessary interventions. With this in mind, the Greater Middle East Platform -an expert network from the Netherlands with excellent connections to the region- organizes a micro course on the specific situation in various countries during the pandemic.
The timing of the COVID-19 outbreak in Iraq has been particularly unfortunate, arriving concurrently with several other major crises, including a collapse in world oil prices, the absence of a functioning Iraqi government, and an escalating military conflict between the United States and Iran. These intensifying political, economic, security, and public health challenges are now converging, placing enormous strains on an already fragile Iraqi state.
About the speaker
Hala Jameel is Cordaid Senior Program Advisor Health and Protection in Iraq office, with 10 years of progressively professional experience in humanitarian and development affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, project management and budget management. Hala is the advisor in emergency response to COVID-19, she is supervising the impact of COVID-19 on Health, MHPSS and GBV for the health services providers and the whole community. Hala is a specialist in Health, MHPSS, PSS, GBV, SGBV and Protection, she has a concrete background in working with MHPSS survivors and victims of gender-based violence. As she is now involved in the development of all Cordaid health and protection projects in Iraq, she works closely with local partner organizations on implementation and capacity building.