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Standing Strong: Rebuilding livelihoods of displaced populations in Iraq


Project Status: 
Running

Project Aims:

 To support emergency livelihoods for IDPs and promote a return to economic self-sufficiency for host community members and returnees

Project Background:

The millions of persons displaced by conflict in Iraq constitute a humanitarian crisis of significant proportions.  Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have often lost all their household assets and remain dependent on government services and the humanitarian community for survival.  Earning opportunities are few, and many lack either the capital or skill to reestablish livelihoods activities.  Even when it is safe to move back to home locations, the lack of economic opportunity can be a barrier to rebuilding lives and livelihoods.

Action:

Project activities include   i) cash for work to support income for vulnerable households  ii) materials and training for small-scale agricultural production  iii) restoring water supply for irrigation and iv) support to re-establish small businesses in conflict-damaged areas

Donor:

BPRM

Project code:

IRQ-BPRM-002

Location:

Ninewa and Kirkuk governorates