Publications

November, 28

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.

September, 09

IDPs who change location of displacement but do not return to their district of origin move to find jobs and secure livelihoods, supported by their family networks. They may visit their original homes, but the vast majority have not tried to live in them again. Some are “in process” returnees, meaning they have returned to areas very close to their original homes.

September, 05

IOM's Enterprise Development Fund-Innovation (EDF-i) grants will target the tech sector and allow for new and startup tech companies to receive training, mentorship, and capital for innovative ideas.

June, 24

 

International sanctions and cycles of conflict since 1990 and the subsequent security and economic consequences have pushed Iraqi women into more traditional roles inside the household and left them with limited viable economic opportunities.

May, 12

In 2018, the Returns Working Group (RWG) invested considerably in further supporting the Government of Iraq, UN and NGO/CSO partners in supporting sustainable returns. This was in response to the slowing rate of returns of IDPs to their areas of origin over 2018, when it was clear that further analysis and targeted solutions would be needed.

May, 08

 

A Market Assessment for Business Restart Activities

May, 06

In 2018, IOM’s community stabilisation programme underwent significant growth and development. The 2018 Overview presents significant results achieved in the project locations, along with analysis of stabilisation, social cohesion and MHPSS challenges experienced in the country.

April, 22

In November 2018, the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Unit, the Returns Working Group (RWG), and Social Inquiry, with input and support from the Ministry of Migration and Displacement (MoMD) within the Federal Government of Iraq, published an in-depth analysis on “Reasons to Remain: Categorizing Protracted Displacement in Iraq”.

April, 18

Nearly five years since the start of the ISIL-conflict and over a year since its official end, 1.8 million Iraqis remain internally displaced, with almost half of them in displacement for more than three years.

April, 18

In light of growing concerns over the positioning and sustainability of effective peacebuilding efforts in Iraq, this research explores the notion that within a post-conflict environment, there is an important social and political layer of everyday life, which is relatively unnoticed by the peacebuilding establishment engaged in reconciliation and social cohesion processes.

April, 10

The following assessment analyses locations identified as affected by water scarcity as well as drought-induced displacement in five central governorates of Iraq: Qadissiya, Najaf, Babylon, Wassit and Kerbala.

April, 10

The following assessment analyses locations identified as affected by water scarcity as well as drought-induced displacement for four governorates in south Iraq: Missan, Muthanna, Thi-Qar and Basra.

March, 29

Five years after the onset of the ISIL crisis and the subsequent massive internal displacement, IOM Iraq is launching its funding appeal for emergency assistance in the amount of $41.4 US million. 

March, 27

This report focuses on the specific displacement and return dynamics of four ethno-religious groups in Iraq: Shabak Shia, Turkmen Shia, Christian and Yazidi; and identifies the socio-economic characteristics of returnee and IDP populations within these groups. 

February, 13

As more people return to their places of origin than remain displaced in Iraq, it is necessary to know the severity of conditions in the locations to which they are returning, how this changes over time, and finally, which locations have limited returns and why, to shape strategies for intervention and resource allocation.

February, 12

IOM Iraq, in partnership with Georgetown University (Washington DC, the United States), has been implementing a Longitudinal Study on Durable Solutions for IDPs in Iraq since 2015, to deepen the understanding of durable solutions to internal displacement.

January, 02

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, released the Integrated Location Assessment (ILA) III report. 

The Integrated Location Assessment – Round III provides an in-depth look into both displacement and return movements in Iraq, putting a special focus on profiling the locations these groups live in and the social dynamics they are immersed in.

December, 02

As more people return to their places of origin than remain displaced in Iraq, it is necessary to know the severity of conditions in the locations to which they are returning, how this changes over time, and finally, which locations have limited returns and why, to shape strategies for intervention and resource allocation. 

November, 20

As the ISIL conflict ceased across Iraq, conflict-affected areas in the country experienced an uptick in returns of their internally displaced populations. The pace of this return, however, appears to be slowing, leaving the populations who still remain behind either in, or at risk of, protracted internal displacement.

November, 08

The new “Iraq Displacement Crisis 2014-17” report contextualizes the population movements that occurred as a result of the ISIL crisis as a whole. The ISIL crisis is considered the worst displacement crisis in the recent history of Iraq, with 15% of the country’s population fleeing their homes.   

September, 13

Three decades ago, when the last population census was conducted in Iraq, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) still had rapid population growth, with half of the population under the age of 15.  Today, KRI is about to enter the “demographic window” and a substantial decline in the fertility rates is moving the ...

July, 12

Since 2007, IOM has been contributing to the stabilization of Iraq by improving the resilience of communities and promoting social cohesion. IOM aims to achieve this through a comprehensive approach to return and recovery that encompasses five main outcome areas: 1. Increasing Human Capital 2. Promoting Good Governance 3. Improving Access to Social Services 4. Supporting Local Economies 5.

May, 02

The IOM Social Cohesion Programme aims to mitigate tension betweenIDPs, returnees and host community members, and to strengthen social cohesion within and among different communities. 

January, 31

IOM Iraq has been actively providing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) services to vulnerable displaced persons. The Psychosocial Support and Social Cohesion Unit is currently implementing MHPSS programmes in 9 governorates of Iraq, adapting its services to the needs of people of concern, both in or out of camps.

January, 31

The Integrated Location Assessment – Round III completed from 6 March to 6 May 2018, provides an in-depth look into both displacement and return movements in Iraq, putting a special focus on profiling the locations these groups live in and the social dynamics they are immersed in.

August, 17

 

The purpose of this report is to provide a chronological analysis of the population movements - displacement and return - that have taken place since the beginning of the Mosul crisis to the end of June 2017.

July, 31

The Obstacles to Return in Retaken Areas of Iraq delves into the principal push and pull factors limiting the willingness of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to return to their place of origin.

June, 21

This research, carried out in conjunction with the International Organization for Migration’s Community Revitalization Programme and Social Inquiry, provides an evidence-based analysis of social fragility at the micro-level in areas of protracted displacement and emerging returns in Iraq.

June, 05

This longitudinal study by IOM Iraq and Georgetown University identifies the ways in which displaced Iraqis experience displacement, adapt to their circumstances, and create durable solutions.

May, 28

The Integrated Location Assessment (ILA) is IOM Iraq’s first nationwide attempt to simultaneously analyse both displacement and return movements of conflict-affected people.

February, 23

“Rehabilitating, Repairing and Upgrading Critical Shelters and Damaged Houses” presents shelter guidelines and offers step-by-step guidance. The booklet is directed at the humanitarian aid community, displaced community members, and camp technical working committees.