Our Stories

  • An Ancient River With A Modern Bridge
    Aug 5, 2018

    On a hot, windless summer’s day, a crowd gathered on the banks of the Euphrates to celebrate a significant moment for its citizens. The Fallujah Iron Bridge, the iconic landmark around since the 1930s, was finally re-opening.

  • A long journey home
    Jun 27, 2018

    In Iraq’s Ninewa plains, UNDP is rehabilitating 2,100 houses destroyed during the ISIL conflict. Six families share their stories about returning home.

  • UNDP-Toyota Iraq: a recipe for success to improve the lives of displaced Iraqi youth
    Jun 19, 2018

    UNDP’s Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) partnered with one of the world’s leading automotive companies, Toyota Iraq, to offer unique opportunities for displaced youth who struggle to find employment.

  • New hope for an old city
    Apr 24, 2018

    Under ISIL’s brutal regime, Mosul was hit hard. Now, the task to rebuild is enormous — but not impossible.

  • Explosive Hazards & Rubble: Rebuilding Life After War
    Apr 3, 2018

    Once Mosul was finally liberated from ISIL control in mid-2016, the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) and the Government of Iraq immediately began working together to enable the safe return of displaced Iraqis to the city.

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