Among many other priorities in the recovery of post-conflict Iraq, access to employment for the population in conflict-affected regions remains paramount. The ability of the population to earn a living wage impacts the recovery process and has a direct bearing on future stability.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) created the Enterprise Development Fund (EDF) to support economic recovery in Iraq. The creation of EDF was a direct response to the Organization’s experiences in conflict-affected communities.
Erbil — The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) occupied large swathes of Iraqi territory between 2014 and 2017. The consequences of this occupation are still being felt in many rural areas where agricultural production was used as both a source of political propaganda and income, or destroyed as the group was forced out, a new IOM report says.
This study by IOM Iraq, Returns Working Group (RWG), and Social Inquiry delves into the various issues and challenges that IDPs consider when assessing the affordability of return, and accordingly, the calculations they make when considering whether or not to remain in displacement.
Baghdad — Last Wednesday (4/12) young filmmakers from across Iraq presented their work at the Community Policing Film Festival in Baghdad. The festival, hosted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) at the al-Rasheed Hotel, was an occasion to present 15 short films showing the impact of Community Policing on different towns and cities.
Erbil — The International Organization for Migration’s Iraq mission marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities by launching the Organization’s first countrywide disability inclusion strategy to help the government develop programmes that support the needs of migrants with disabilities.
The two-year strategy will also guide the mission in supporting the Government of Iraq with data collection and policy design that are inclusive of persons with disabilities.
The IOM report “Rural Areas in Ninewa: Legacies of Conflict on Rural Economies and Communities in Sinjar and Ninewa Plains” assesses the effects of the ISIL crisis in the rural areas of Al-Hamdaniya, Tilkaif, Baashiqa, and Sinjar. Ninewa is one of the most diverse areas in Iraq in terms of the number and prevalence of minorities. It is also largely rural and responsible for a significant share of Iraq’s agricultural production.
Erbil – World Mental Health Day is recognized every year on 10 October, to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental wellbeing. This year, the focus is on suicide prevention.
Since 2003, Iraqis living abroad have made significant contributions to Iraq’s development through transnational political and social engagement; the sending of remittances to their families; investment in various sectors of the Iraqi economy; and the transfer of knowledge and skills to institutions in Iraq.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) works with governments to facilitate legal and safe immigration. IOM does not offer alternatives to established immigration procedures. Fraudulent entities sometimes use IOM's name to advertise false offers for immigration.
تعمل المنظمة الدولية للهجرة مع الحكومات لتسهيل الهجرة القانونية والآمنة. ان المنظمة الدولية للهجرة لا تقدم أي بدائل أخرى لإجراءات الهجرة المعمول بها. ولكن هناك بعض الجهات الاحتيالية التي تستخدم أحيانا أسم المنظمة الدولية للهجرة للإعلان عن عروض كاذبة للهجرة
ڕێکخراوی نێودەوڵەتی کۆچ کار دەکات لەگەڵ حکومەت بۆ ئاسانکردنی کۆچ کردنێکی یاسایی و سەلامەت. ڕێکخراوی نێودەوڵەتی کۆچ هیچ بەدیلێک پێشکەش ناکات بۆ ڕێساکانی کۆچ کردنی دامەزرێنراو. بەڵام هەندێک جار ساختە کاران ناوی ڕێکخراوی نێودەوڵەتی کۆچ بەکار دەهێنن تا بە ساختە رێکلام بۆ کۆچ کردن بکە.