As Iraqi authorities began retaking control of cities and towns, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was specifically requested by the Government to help stabilize these areas. In responding to this emerging and urgent need, UNDP established the Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) in June 2015. Starting with an initial capitalization of US$7 million, the Facility has received more than $400 million from 23 donors. Building on the success of the first channel, a second stabilization channel, the Funding Facility for Expanded Stabilization (FFES) was established in April 2016, capitalized at $100 million. More than 800 projects are now underway.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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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 

UNDP is supporting recovery efforts of the Government of Iraq in the newly liberated, second largest city of Mosul. Photo: UNDP Iraq/2017
Freed from ISIL, Mosul slowly comes back to life

Mosul, 31 July 2017- More than 1 million Iraqis have been displaced from Mosul since military operations to retake the city from the Islamic State ofMore 


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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