Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization Progress Report Quarter III- 2016
Nov 1, 2016
The Third Quarter 2016 report presents progress with implementation of the Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) between 1 July and 30 September 2016. During the third quarter, UNDP expanded its work to 15 areas in total. With the expansion of stabilization in Anbar Governorate to include Fallujah and Karma, FFIS supported a corridor of stabilization towards Ramadi. This has laid the foundations for returns in this critically important and populous area.
Donor countries have pledged over US$240 million for FFIS. Signed agreements amount to $152 million, and pledges are in excess of $88 million. As of 30 September, $95 million had been received. During the third quarter, new contributions were received from New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Austria, France, and USA. At the Washington Conference, donors pledged additional support to stabilization of Iraq. With many cities remaining to be liberated, including Mosul, the additional resources are essential.
- 155,952 people returned to their homes in newly liberated areas of the four governorates that FFIS supports: Anbar with 66% (103,758 people), Diyala 18% (28,734), Salah al-Din 13% (20,796), and Ninewah 2% (2,664)
- Significant progress was made in Ramadi as most FFIS project locations were finally clear of explosive hazards
- $12.8 million of equipment and supplies are being prepositioned for Mosul