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  • Mayor of Tikrit: With the help of UNDP, people have reestablished essential services for our community
    Nov 12, 2017

    The Mayor of Tikrit, Omar Tariq Ismail, says he is proud of the progress his city has made in the past seven months following liberation from the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). “With the help of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the people of Tikrit have reestablished the essential services for our community. With water stations and electrical grids repaired and police stations, healthcare centres and schools rebuilt, people can now restart their lives.”

  • “We are part of the same humanity”
    Sep 17, 2017

    For youth affected by the crisis in Iraq, brushes, palettes and a good dose of creativity can be powerful tools to build a vision of peace and coexistence.

  • Mosul University: From conflict to classroom
    Aug 10, 2017

    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.

  • Freed from ISIL, Mosul slowly comes back to life
    Jul 31, 2017

    More than 1 million Iraqis have been displaced from Mosul since military operations to retake the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) began in October 2016 - of those who fled the city, more than 800,000 are still displaced. The conflict and two-and-a-half years of ISIL control left homes, schools, health facilities, and other key infrastructure in ruins.

  • With support from UNDP and Toyota Iraq, displaced Iraqi youth learn job skills and regain hope for a better life
    Jun 28, 2017

    Erbil-Tokyo, 28 June 2017 – More than three million Iraqis are currently displaced as a result of the protracted conflict in Iraq. The experience of displacement has been particularly difficult for young people, whose education and employment opportunities have been upended. Immediate support is urgently needed to provide these young people with income opportunities to help them restart their lives and rebuild their country.

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