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UNDP-Toyota Iraq: a recipe for success to improve the lives of displaced Iraqi youth

UNDP’s Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) partnered with one of the world’s leading automotive companies, Toyota Iraq, to offer unique opportunities for displaced youth who struggle…  


The role of legal representation to obtaining legal identity: Ibrahim's story

Ibrahim is a young husband and father, born in Baghdad but raised in East Mosul. He and his wife, Kadijah, had their first child in 2015 during the occupation of the Islamic State of Iraq and the…  


A home to return to in Bartela, Iraq

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…  


Engineer Montaha Khudair helps to reduce gender inequality in the field of mine action, inspired by UNDP

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.”  


Provincial Council of Basra formulates strategic plan to contribute to effective management of the oil and gas sector

Basra, 01 November 2017- The southern Governorate of Iraq, Basra, now has a three-year strategic plan for oil and gas. As a key pillar of Basra’s economy, this industry is supposed to employ thousands…  


“We are part of the same humanity”

Duhok/Erbil, 20 September 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

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

Mosul, 31 July 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 -…  


With support from UNDP and Toyota Iraq, displaced Iraqi youth learn job skills and regain hope for a better life

Erbil-Tokyo, 28 June 2017 – More than three million Iraqis are currently displaced as a result of the protracted conflict in Iraq. The experience of displacement has been particularly difficult for…  


A Socio-cultural Centre is benefiting thousands of people in Arbat, Sulaimaniyah

Arbat, 21 June 2017- “I have no words to express the suffering we went through. I managed to flee Yathrib along with my wife and our two daughters, yet the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)…  

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