Our Stories

  • The role of legal representation to obtaining legal identity: Ibrahim's story
    Jan 20, 2018

    Ibrahim is a young husband and father, born in Baghdad but raised in East Mosul. He and his wife, Kadijah, had their first child in 2015 during the occupation of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). They did not obtain birth certificates at the time of their child’s birth

  • A home to return to in Bartela, Iraq
    Dec 18, 2017

    UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) in Iraq is working with local contractors to restore 2,100 houses in Bartela as part of ongoing stabilization efforts. Work is almost complete on the badly damaged house that Muneer Bahnom and his wife Sabeeha once called home. Housing repair crews are working to repair fire damage to internal and external walls, rewire the house and replace all the doors and windows.

  • Engineer Montaha Khudair helps to reduce gender inequality in the field of mine action, inspired by UNDP
    Dec 13, 2017

    Baghdad, 14 December 2017- “I was not afraid. All I cared about was completing my tasks professionally to prove that women are able to succeed in everything they do.”

  • “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.

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