Our Stories

  • Smiles behind scars: the faces of West Anbar
    Dec 11, 2018

    One year ago, west Anbar was liberated from ISIL, clearing a long-awaited path to freedom for the people of Iraq. Today, hope is being restored.

  • Samoun in the city
    Dec 9, 2018

    It was his beloved bakery that brought Abdul Karim back to his hometown in western Iraq, almost four years after escaping ISIL.

  • Cash-for-Work project in Halabja paves a safer and easier road to school for local children
    Dec 4, 2018

    To neighbours in the communities of Azadi and Sirwan, in northern Iraq, paved roads mean much more than improved accessibility for cars. Once loose dust and rock, the road network connecting homes and markets posed a hazard for children during the regions season of heavy rainfall.

  • Keeping Hamdaniya Healthy
    Dec 4, 2018

    Four years ago in Iraq, the biggest hospital in Hamdaniya was looted, set alight, and vandalized by ISIL. Today, it’s a thriving health facility serving more than 350,000 people, including some of Iraq’s ethnic minority groups.

  • 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.

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