Five years after the start of the ISIL crisis in Iraq, more than 1.8 million people remain displaced. While the majority of internally displaced persons living outside of camps initially saw their living conditions improve in the years immediately after d
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To promote good relations and building trust, a group of displaced Christian families in Baghdad prepared an Iftar dinner for the Muslim host community members.
The Women Creative Center in Telafar, Iraq, empowering women to gather, learn and address their concerns, came to fruition following discussions in the local Community Policing Forum, watch this video to learn more
Years of conflict in Iraq, particularly the recent ISIL crisis and its impact on the health system, has contributed to the resurgence of tuberculosis (TB). IOM has been supporting Iraq’s National Tuberculosis Program to combat TB across the country.
The ISIL crisis is officially over in Iraq but 6.7 million people still need humanitarian assistance. IOM is appealing for funding for 2019 in order to support the most vulnerable.
Being on the frontline during the ISIL conflict, Tba village was completely destroyed. with funds from Germany, IOM constructed small houses for the 26 families enabling them to return to the village.
To to support camp management at Laylan Camp 1 in Kirkuk in providing better services to the displaced Iraqis living, there as well as new arrivals from other camps that were closed in Kirkuk, IOM connected the camp to generators and installed lighting at
Each of the three women was going about her normal life when ISIL overran Sinjar, forcing them to run for their lives, fleeing the wreckage of their villages for the distant promise of a safe haven. Read their story:
Through an access to land agreement with Iraq’s Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources in 2017, IOM Iraq provided agricultural training on how to run greenhouses as businesses, for Syrian refugee, displaced Iraq and local community members in the Kur
A group of female Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, received catering training, in order increase their chances of finding employment or help to start businesses. The training took place in 2017 through IOM’s Regional Refugee & Resilience P
IOM implementing vocational training in camps for refugees and IDPs
The Social Innovation Hackathon in Erbil in July 2017 brought together Syrian refugee displaced Iraqi and local youths, to identify the main challenges their communities face to access education and employment. These innovative youths, as developers, desi
Many schools in Kurdistan Region of Iraq have increased numbers of students, after welcoming Syrian refugee and internally displaced Iraqi students. In 2017, 19 of these schools received new classrooms, toilets, learning material and equipment, through th
Start-up and rental costs can be prohibitive for aspiring small businesses. IOM provided business training and carts to Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqis in Kurdistan Region of Iraq in spring 2017, so they can start their businesses, access surrounding
More than 1.8 million Iraqis are still dispalced following the conflict with ISIL; over 4 million have returned home, but many need humanitarian assistance.
In 2018, IOM transitioned to providing Cash-Based Assistance as a means of livelihoods support to more than 1,800 small business owners across Iraq. This gives beneficiaries greater control in their purchases from local vendors, enabling sustainable busin
The roads at Hor Hijab in Hilla, Babylon, were in poor condition. With support from U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, IOM in cooperation with the local authorities, paved the roads to improve the living conditions of
Santa Claus and Mikey Mouse visited a medical center in Kirkuk during Christmas where little kids fighting cancer and blood disorders are taking chemotherapy. Watch this video to learn more.
Literacy is power! IOM’s camp management staff at Haj Ali camp’s Women Center are teaching illiterate women to read and write. Currently, 25 women are taking classes at the centre. The literacy courses are funded by @OFDA.