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


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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Muneer Bahnom, looks forward to moving back into his “new” old home as he oversees the final stage of the renovation work, completed as part of the Bartela housing rehabilitation Project implemented by UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization in Iraq. ISIL militants set Muneer’s home ablaze as they retreated under pressure of liberating Iraqi forces. Photo: Andrew Cheatham/UNDP Iraq/2017
A home to return to in Bartela, Iraq

Bartela, 18 December 2017 - UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) in Iraq is working with local contractors to restore 2,100 houses in Bartela as partmore 

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A student makes a call in between his exams. Photo: Alex Potter/UNDP Iraq/2017
Mosul University: From conflict to classroom

Mosul, 10 August 2017- After two-and-a-half years of ISIL’s reign, students are returning to university in the newly-liberated city of Mosul. 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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