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December 2018

Germany Enhances Support for Community Policing in Iraq 
The German Federal Foreign Office bolstered IOM’s Community Policing (CP) programme in Iraq by providing additional funding. IOM’s CP programme aims to contribute to enhanced security and stability by facilitating dialogue between communities and law enforcement actors, through Community Policing Forums in communities affected by conflict and displacement. Read more
In 2018, IOM transitioned to providing Cash-Based Assistance as 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 business growth.

IOM Iraq releases Integrated Location Assessment III 
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas visited IOM’s Community Centre in Hassan Sham camp in Ninewa to get a first-hand impression of the challenges that are still faced by many internally displaced persons in Iraq. 
He met beneficiaries of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programme, funded by the German Government, and spoke to displaced Iraqis, including widows, about living conditions in the camp and barriers for returning to home communities. Read more

Latest data on displacement and returns in Iraq 
(15 December 2018)

IOM Iraq Highlights

15 local NGOs in Dohuk celebrate their graduation from IOM capacity building course. Read more

Following livelihood training, women showcase handmade products in at University of Kirkuk. Read more

Canadian Ambassador to Iraq Paul Gibbard visited informal settlements in Erbil. Read more
IOM and Italy sign agreement to repair infrastructure, enhance health services & social cohesion in Ninewa. Read more
IOM Iraq in the News:
  • TagesSchau: Bundesaußenminister Maas im Irak- Hilfe beim Wiederaufbau und Stabilisierung (German Federal Foreign Minister Maas in Iraq - help with reconstruction and stabilization). 
  • Sueddeutsche Zeitung: Durchs zerstörte Kurdistan (Through the destroyed Kurdistan). 
  • Auswärtiges AmtAußenminister Maas besucht ein Flüchtlingscamp im Norden Iraks (Foreign Minister Maas visits a refugee camp in northern Iraq)
  • Rudaw: Film festival spotlights the IDP, refugee experience
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