At the request of the Prime Minister of Iraq, and with strong support from leading members of the Coalition to Degrade and Defeat ISIL, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) established the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) in June 2015 to help rapidly stabilize newly retaken areas. The aim is to help restore confidence in the leading role of the Government in newly retaken areas and give populations a sense of progress and forward momentum. The Facility is currently implementing more than 1,100 projects in 28 locations. The impact has been significant. Since the start of the conflict in 2014, over two million displaced Iraqis have returned to their homes in newly liberated areas.More


Water pipes are replaced in the city of Ramadi with support from UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization. Photo: UNDP Iraq/2017more

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Children wait outside whilst repairs are made to their home in Fallujah, Iraq. Photo: Lindsay Mackenzie/UNDP Iraq/2017

Rebuilding lives and neighbourhoods after conflict

  By Matthew French, Programme Specialist, UNDP Iraq. The fall of Mosul to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in 2014 and the group’smore 

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The Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization project is designed to support early recovery in liberated towns and motivate millions of displaced Iraqis to return to their communities. Photo: UNDP Iraq/2017

Lessons from a year of post-ISIL stabilization in Iraq

  By Moises Venancio, Adviser, UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States. In Mosul a battle is raging to take back the city from ISIL. As the fightingmore 

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