Funding Facility for Stabilization Quarter I Report 2019
Feb 2, 2020
The first quarter of 2019 saw significant progress for the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS). By the end of the quarter, FFS had a total number of 3,159 projects across the five liberated governorates, of which 1,902 projects were completed, 435 under implementation, 174 being tendered and 648 under development. Although rates of return began to slow during the quarter, people were still returning home and at the end of February 2019, International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimated that 4,211,982 people had returned to their area of origin.
Although there were numerous highlights during the quarter, one of the most significant activities was the start of rehabilitation works of the renowned Mosul University Central Library. Also in East Mosul, the Al-Sukar bridge, which spans the Khosar river, was successfully rehabilitated and officially opened during the reporting period.
In Anbar, the rehabilitation of the Karma River Concrete Bridge was completed during the reporting period. Finally, significant emphasis was placed on the livelihoods sector in western Anbar during the reporting period, with six projects ongoing to support 836 people with short term livelihoods opportunities.
Twenty-seven donors have contributed USD 1,041,996,929 as of 30 March 2019. This report provides an overview of FFS activities during the first quarter of 2019, which encompasses 1 January 2019-30 March 2019.