Our Stories

  • Bringing Back the Smile - Zuhria’s storyBringing Back the Smile - Zuhria’s storyFeb 22, 2015

  • Cash-for-work, a boost for vulnerable householdsCash-for-work, a boost for vulnerable householdsApr 18, 2015In the face of Iraq's humanitarian emergency with 2.5 million displaced people, UNDP engaged with several local non-government organizations to offer cash-for-work, particularly for public works improving camp basic social infrastructure. These cash-for-work activities, provided temporary income to 2,360 displaced persons in camps in 2014.

  • Dignity Restored - Maryam's StoryDignity Restored - Maryam's StoryFeb 22, 2015

  • Easy and Affordable CounselEasy and Affordable CounselSep 11, 2013Many Iraqis confronting the judicial system do not have either the legal knowledge on how to defend or enforce their rights nor have the financial means to afford counsel. Eliza, a 14 year old Iraqi Kurdish girl fell in love with the neighbours’ son and became pregnant.

  • Equality Means BusinessEquality Means BusinessSep 11, 2013A number of remarkable Iraqi women entrepreneurs who managed to break social barriers and venture with successful small businesses came together to share the challenges they faced and how they overcame to become an integral part of the Iraqi economy.

  • Fallujah Maternity and Children’s Hospital OpensFallujah Maternity and Children’s Hospital OpensFeb 22, 2015

  • Innovative Iraqi idea receives top prizeInnovative Iraqi idea receives top prizeSep 18, 2013A number of remarkable young Iraqi entrepreneurs are managing to break through and establish successful businesses. One such individual was Sarhang Hars, a master’s degree student from Iraq’s Kurdistan Region whose idea recently won the Hurilab competition in Armenia.

  • Marking International Volunteer DayMarking International Volunteer DaySep 24, 2013

  • My Voice Counts: Women at the Electoral CommissionMy Voice Counts: Women at the Electoral CommissionSep 24, 2013Casting a vote in the ballot box is among the most important gestures that a citizen of voting age can make in a democratic country. Nawal Hussein speaks to UNDP about the important work taking place in Iraq's Electoral Commission.

  • Never give up on dreams of a better lifeNever give up on dreams of a better lifeMay 7, 2015Survival can be summed up in three words – never give up. This is the saying of thousands of internally displaced people (IDP), who fled violence and live in camps the city of Basra.