The humanitarian, security and development crisis in Iraq is ongoing, volatile and extreme. Since the war in Syria began, about 250,000 refugees have crossed into Iraq, predominantly into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I).
Due to population growth, rapid urbanisation, wars, international sanctions, internal conflict and displacement, providing affordable housing to all citizens is one of the main social and political challenges in today’s Iraq.
Today’s post-ISIL Iraq faces multiple challenges, with over two million Internally Displaced People (IDPs) still unable to return home due to prevailing security threats, extensive damage to public infrastructure, homes and lack of opportunities for employment and income.
The vision of the United Nations is a world free from the threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) where individuals and communities live in a safe environment and where the needs of mine and explosive remnants of war victims are met.