Stories


Safe spaces, secure futures through employment for youth in Iraq

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…  


Staying safe in Iraq

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

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…  


An Ancient River With A Modern Bridge

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…  


A long journey home

In Iraq’s Ninewa plains, UNDP is rehabilitating 2,100 houses destroyed during the ISIL conflict. Six families share their stories about returning home.  


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…  


New hope for an old city

Under ISIL’s brutal regime, Mosul was hit hard. Now, the task to rebuild is enormous — but not impossible.  


Explosive Hazards & Rubble: Rebuilding Life After War

Once Mosul was finally liberated from ISIL control in mid-2016, the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) and the Government of Iraq immediately began working…  


Working After War: The Women of Mosul

In Iraq, one of the most committed groups determined to rebuild their country after ISIL are women. Here are some of the stories of women in Mosul rebuilding their lives and communities.  


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…  

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