Guterres urges world support
UN chief Antonio Guterres urged the global community to support Iraq’s reconstruction in the wake of the devastating war with Daesh.
“The whole world owes you a debt for your struggle against the deadly global threat posed by Daesh,” Guterres told a donors’ conference in Kuwait City in comments directed at the Iraqi delegation. “It is time to demonstrate our lasting gratitude and solidarity with the Iraqi people,” he said.
Guterres highlighted two key UN-backed initiatives, for which he was seeking support. “The UN Development Programme’s Funding Facility for Stabilisation is working in 25 cities and districts, supporting the return of displaced people to their homes,” he said, also announcing a new, two-year Recovery and Resilience Programme.
Baghdad said it needed $88 billion to rebuild after more than three years of fighting with Daesh devastated infrastructure.