Our Stories

  • 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.

  • 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.

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