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  • Tikrit: A stabilization success following liberation from ISIL
    Jul 20, 2016

    Tikrit, 20 July 2016 - Tikrit was the first city where the Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) was field-tested. Abandoned by its residents, the city was liberated in April 2015 after heavy fighting. For months, families delayed returning, fearful of retaliation, discouraged by the lack of services and jobs and worried by insecurity.

  • UNDP-Shell partnership rehabilitates primary school in Basra to improve educational outcomes
    May 31, 2016

    Basra, 31 May 2016 – The long conflict in Iraq has gravely affected the education sector, imposing numerous challenges on accessibility, delivery, sustainability and quality of this vital public service. Over time, specifically the poor quality of facilities available to students can be a demotivating factor that limits learning opportunities.

  • Tuberculosis control during crisis
    May 20, 2016

    20 May 2016- The combination of sectarian violence, internal displacement and the influx of refugees from Syria poses a severe threat to tuberculosis control efforts in Iraq. Despite the dangers, UNDP has been reaching these people in war-torn areas with much needed treatment.

  • After months of displacement, 25 year-old Ayad: UNDP helped restart the life of my family in Tikrit
    Mar 3, 2016

    Tikrit, 3 March 2016 - For 25 year-old Ayad, the café he owns in the city of Tikrit, in Salah al-Din Governorate in Iraq, with his three brothers is the realization of a life-long dream and a valuable source of income and stability for his family.

  • Getting Back on Track: A small cake factory provides skills training and an economic lifeline for displaced Yazidi women
    Feb 11, 2016

    Dohuk, 12 February 2016 - The Dost Bakery, a small cake factory, was established in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in the autumn of 2015. Dost means “friend” in Kurdish, and the bakery is indeed run by ten friends, all women and most of them displaced members of the Yazidi minority, now living in and around the Sharia Camp near the city of Dohuk.

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