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December 2019

The Migration Profile for Iraq was released on 19 December in Baghdad. It is the first-ever statistical overview of migration in Iraq and will help establish an evidence base that will influence national migration policies and strategies, including a National Migration Strategy. 
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IOM Iraq marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities by launching the Organization’s first countrywide disability inclusion strategy to help the government develop programs 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. Read More

Safa felt weak and feverish, and started losing weight. Examinations in 2017 confirmed that she had Tuberculosis which is treatable. Unfortunately, the family could not find the right medication for Safa in Mosul. Through IOM’s mobile medical team, Safa was put in touch with medical professionals who provided her treatment for free while checking in to observe her condition regularly. Safa is feeling better and on the way to full recovery.
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“I feel alive when I start drawing, my feelings are expressed through my drawings." Read more about Rizgar, one of 58 small people who participated in “People with Small Gestures” - an exhibition organized by IOM, The Little People Association and Rusaz Organization. Read more
More than 300 cyclists from different backgrounds took part in the second annual Ride On! Erbil International Bike Marathon on 13 December 2019. Read More
Othman al-Kinani lost his eyesight, and gained a new sense of clarity and purpose. #IDPWD2019
Access to employment in conflict-affected regions remains paramount. IOM’s Enterprise Development Fund (EDF) supports the recovery of businesses with the aim of creating jobs and boosting the local economy. The "Made In Iraq" photobook highlights some of these businesses in Mosul that were damaged during the ISIL conflict and are now back on track to creating jobs. Read more
Semel Youth Center in Duhok Governorate provides a range of services to women and youth including leadership training; music courses; group discussions; and more.
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Latest Data on Displacement and Returns in Iraq 
(31 October 2019)
IOM Iraq Highlights

Harassment in public places is something many women have experienced. A short film produced by the Hamdaniyah Community Policing Forum shows how community members, in cooperation with Community Policing Forums across Iraq, can work together to solve such issues. Watch Video

During routine assessments, IOM's health team in Mosul found that school children needed eye care and oral hygiene support. The team distributed 584 pairs eyeglasses and 755 oral care packages. Read More

As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against GBV campaign, IOM organized awareness sessions about early marriage and its negative impacts on girls for a group of IDPs at Sharya Camp. Read More

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