Our Stories

  • Painting for pupils: Beautifying Mosul’s schools
    May 9, 2019

    A dedicated team of residents from Mosul — mostly women — are earning an income by providing almost 200 schools with new desks, colourful murals and luscious plants.

  • Sowing the seeds of hope
    May 7, 2019

    As Mosul’s first female Project Manager, Mahasin is challenging traditional gender roles in Iraq with confidence, hope and determination.

  • Reading and rebuilding: Mosul University Library
    Apr 23, 2019

    Mosul University’s Central Library — once a cultural icon — was ravaged by ISIL. But that hasn’t stopped students continuing their love for reading.

  • What happens next: Responding to disasters and building for the future.
    Apr 22, 2019

    The average conflict lasts nine years and most displaced families are away from their homes for 17 years. This places a strain on refugees and their host communities, creating even bigger chasms of inequality.

  • Iraq After ISIL: Repairing Homes, Rebuilding Communities
    Apr 22, 2019

    During the battle to liberate Iraq from ISIL, millions of people fled their homes. When they returned, many found their homes damaged or destroyed. UNDP is working to repair thousands of homes across Iraq and breathe life back into the neighbourhoods that need it most.

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