The Czech Republic has contributed US$200,000 to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) which channels fast-track support to help rehabilitate civic infrastructure, kick-start local economies, boost government capacity and promote community reconciliation.
UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Lise Grande said:
“The generous contribution from the Czech Republic comes at a very important time. Families want to start returning to many of the newly liberated towns and districts in Salah al Din and Diyala provinces but are waiting until these areas are stabilized. We can help to create the right conditions by starting services, repairing public buildings and helping businesses to open.”
Stabilization support has already been provided in Tikrit, where 90 percent of families have returned to their homes and are rebuilding their lives. New initiatives in liberated areas of Salah al-Din, Diyala and Ninewah are underway and preparations are advancing quickly to support Ramadi.
(Source: UNDP in Iraq)