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August 2018

Rebuilding Life from Scratch
In search of a better life for his family, Dler migrated from Iraq to Germany in November 2016. Seven months later, he was left penniless until he reached IOM's office in Germany to help him voluntarily return to his country. Read more

UN Migration Agency, Iraqi Government Inaugurate Community Resource Centres in Mosul

To support displaced persons returning home and other vulnerable populations in once ISIL-occupied areas, IOM Iraq and the Government of Iraq’s Joint Coordination and Monitoring Centre (JCMC) launched two Community Resource Centres in Mosul. Read more
Providing psycho-social support to IDPs  
When living in an IDP camp with few job opportunities, life can be stressful for displaced people. IOM’s psychosocial centre provides much needed assistance. Watch video
Strengthening the role of women in policing in Iraq

The Ministry of Interior, with the support of IOM and funded by the Canadian government, sent the first Iraqi delegation of female police officers to participate in the 2018 International Association of Women Police Conference that took place in August in Calgary, Canada. The Government of Iraq and its partners continue to support efforts to empower women and promote peace and security to make Iraqi communities safer. Upon their return to Iraq, the officers will champion what they had learned, promoting a greater role for women in peace and security. Read more
4th anniversary of ISIL attack on Sinjar:  Commemorating the victims of the Yazidi community

IOM Iraq participated in an event organized by Yazda, a global rights group for Yazidis, in Baghdad to commemorate the victims of the ISIL attack on Sinjar on 3 August 2014. Speakers included Yazidi victims, the Iraqi president, senior government officials, the United Nations and members of the diplomatic community. IOM participated in the panel, "Four years after genocide: Future of Yazidis, Christians, and other religious minorities in Iraq", sharing key information on data on displacement and return, including obstacles to return for IDPs. IOM Iraq has upscaled its response in Sinjar to address the immediate needs of its people to rebuild their lives.  Video 
Latest data on displacement and returns in Iraq 
(August 31, 2018)
IOM Iraq Highlights

Netherlands, IOM Partner to Provide Opportunities for Youth in Conflict-Affected Areas of Iraq Read more

Addressing needs of healthcare providers in Mosul Read more 

IOM Iraq in the News:
  • Kurdistan24: Dutch-funded project to support displaced youth in Iraq 
  • Rudaw: As school starts displaced Iraqi students left in limbo in Kurdistan
  • Rudaw: Southern Iraq water scarcity to increase, resulting in possible displacement: UN
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