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    CG Visit to the Armenian Church

    Consul General Win Dayton and team visited the Armenian Church in Basrah this week. We were received with warm hospitality. The presence of Armenians and other minority communities in town show the rich history of tolerance and peaceful co-existence in Basrah’s #beautifulmosaic

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    U.S. Consulates Hosts Election Event

    Consulate General Basrah extends its thanks to our 80 plus distinguished guests from government, academia, and civil society who attended our post-election brunch this morning!

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    Maharat Mentorship Program

    Consul General Win Dayton and Dr. Adnan, Dean of the Basrah Technical Engineering College, awarded certificates to graduates of the Maharat Mentoring Program on October 1. This program is funded by the Consulate and implemented by World Learning. Youth learned skills such as networking, resume writing, and entrepreneurship.

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    Ambassador Visits Basrah

    Ambassador Douglas Silliman made his first official visit to Basrah on September 27. He was accompanied by Consul General Win Dayton to meet with Governor Nasrawi, the media, consulate staff, and prominent sheikhs in southern Iraq to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to a unified, stable, secure, and prosperous Iraq.

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    CG Visits the Marine Science Center

    Consul General Win Dayton and team visited the Marine Science Center (MSC) of the University of Basrah. The MSC has strong collaboration with U.S. universities in California, Massachusetts, and South Carolina for research on climate change and marshlands conservation.


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  • Iraq Travel Warning (July 6, 2016)
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains very dangerous, and the ability of the Embassy to assist U.S. citizens facing difficulty is extremely limited.
  • Latest Security Message to U.S. Citizens
    The disruption of maintenance operations in 2014 increased the risk of the Mosul Dam collapsing.


  • MERS Update

    U.S. Citizens in the region are encouraged to monitor the CDC's guidance relating to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS CoV) and take appropriate precautions as directed by the CDC.  For more information, please visit the CDC website located here:

    Polio Update

    A resurgence of the polio virus and its rapid spread to new countries prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 5, 2014, to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The WHO recommends certain precautions to international travelers. All travelers to or from the countries currently infected and exporting wild poliovirus -- Pakistan, Cameroon, and the Syrian Arab Republic -- should receive polio vaccinations within twelve months of international travel. U.S. citizens should be aware that they may be subject to additional polio vaccination requirements to enter or exit these countries.

    In addition, WHO declared seven countries -- Afghanistan, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel, Nigeria, and Somalia -- infected with wild poliovirus but not currently exporting it. These countries pose an ongoing risk for wild poliovirus exportations in 2014. U.S. citizens visiting or residing in these countries may wish to take additional precautions, including determining if they should receive polio vaccinations prior to international travel.

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