IOM Iraq’s Community Revitalization Programme (CRP) contributes to stabilization in Iraq by improving the conditions for sustainable economic and social inclusion of vulnerable individuals within communities in governorates with significant populations of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and returnees through direct support for their integration in areas of displacement, and for their reintegration following return to areas of origin.
IOM aims at integrating Kurdish wool and carpet producers in the regional value chain by establishing a wool hand-spinning and weaving facility in Khanke and facilitating the distribution of the end product in the local and regional markets. The business supports Khanke’s local economic development by employing 30 Yazidi women.
IOM utilizes the Early Recovery Programme to deliver immediate assistance when areas become accessible after they have been retaken from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) control. In addition, immediate assistance is provided for areas affected by new waves of displacement.