At the request of the Government of Iraq, and with strong support from the Coalition to Degrade and Defeat ISIL, UNDP established the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) in June 2015 to facilitate the return of displaced Iraqis, lay the groundwork for reconstruction and recovery, and safeguard against the resurgence of violence and extremism. UNDP’s stabilization efforts range from reconnecting communities to the electricity grid, to rehabilitating water and sewage systems, roads and bridges, to providing local people with short-term employment to remove rubble and help revitalize neighbourhoods. This investment in critical services sets the stage for recovery and resilience work, as well as longer-term reconstruction and development activities.More


Powering a key water treatment plant in West Mosul by UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization. Photo: UNDP Iraq/2017 more

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The restored Fallujah Iron Bridge. Photo: UNDP Iraq/2018
An Ancient River With A Modern Bridge

On a hot, windless summer’s day, a crowd gathered on the banks of the Euphrates to celebrate a significant moment for the region. The Fallujah Iron Bridge, the iconic landmark around since the 1930s, was finally re-openingmore 

Khadar, Dunnia and their grandson Khadar pose for a picture in their rose garden. © UNDP Iraq | Claire Thomas
A long journey home

In Iraq’s Ninewa plains, UNDP is rehabilitating 2,100 houses destroyed during the ISIL conflict. Six families share their stories about returning home.more 

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Restoring electricity in Mosul. Photo: UNDP Iraq/2017
Stabilization in Mosul: 300 projects underway and 10,000 people put to work

Three years of ISIL occupation and fierce fighting to retake the Mosul caused widespread destruction. In 10 months, nearly one million Iraqis fled the city. 700,000more 

Iraqi workers prepare to connect an electric line across the Tigris river to provide power to a key water treatment plant in West Mosul. Photo: Lindsay Mackenzie/UNDP Iraq/2017
Powering West Mosul's water plants

  By Hugo de Vries, Stabilization Specialist, UNDP Iraq. Mosul was one of the last major holdouts in Iraq of the Islamic State of Iraq andmore 

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UNDP is rehabilitating Tikrit Teaching Hospital and improving access to healthcare for millions of Iraqis in areas that were under ISIL control.

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