Our Stories

  • Working After War: The Women of Mosul
    Mar 7, 2018

    In Iraq, one of the most committed groups determined to rebuild their country after ISIL are women. Here are some of the stories of women in Mosul rebuilding their lives and communities.

  • The role of legal representation to obtaining legal identity: Ibrahim's story
    Jan 21, 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.”

  • Back where they belong
    Dec 11, 2017

    After three years of conflict, hundreds of students in the Nineveh Plains return to their classrooms, eager to pick up where they left off.

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