Our Stories

  • Safe spaces, secure futures through employment for youth in Iraq
    Aug 12, 2018

    Through the Funding Facility for Stabilization and the Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme, UNDP is creating #SafeSpaces4Youth in Iraq through employment; building hope and securing futures for young people, their families and their country.

  • Staying safe in Iraq
    Aug 12, 2018

    On this year’s international Youth Day, see how UNDP is working with the Government of Iraq to create #SafeSpaces4Youth

  • Escaping from ISIL, a Yazidi sexual violence survivor rebuilds her life
    Aug 5, 2018

    After the rise of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)/Da’esh in 2014, the Government and people of Iraq have suffered from the impact of one the decade’s worst conflicts, which involved the widespread commission of violations of international law by the terrorist group, including conflict-related sexual violence.

  • 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.

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