By the end of the second quarter of 2017, the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) expanded its work with over 1,000 projects underway that support the Government of Iraq's efforts to stabilize 23 newly liberated areas.
This report outlines the progress made from 1 April to 30 June 2017 by FFS in the governorates of Ninewah, Salah al-Din, Anbar, Diyala and Kirkuk.
The quarterly report focuses on Mosul, where significant progress was made in upscaling activities in the biggest stabilization effort to date. Almost 300 projects are underway in the city, including rehabilitating critical water and health infrastructure, delivering and installing key electrical supplies, supporting the revival of Mosul University, and providing work opportunities to thousands of residents.
A special feature of this report focuses on women's participation in stabilization, where important gains have been made throughout FFS project areas. The report also updates the Government of Iraq and the 23 FFS donors on ongoing progress in liberated areas of Anbar, Salah al-Din, Diyala, and Kirkuk. Continued support to these areas ensures that stabilization gains are maintained and returnees feel they can remain in their homes.
The work of FFS has helped create the conditions for the return of almost 2 million Iraqis to their homes. At present, over 3 million Iraqis are internally displaced and the continuance of FFS activities remains an essential component to stabilization in Iraq.
- Over 1,000 stabilization projects are underway across newly liberated areas of Iraq
- FFS is implementing almost 300 projects in Mosul
- Thousands of residents of Mosul are working to revive their city through cash-for-work projects
- Rehabilitation of critical water infrastructure serving hundreds of thousands of people in Mosul is underway
- More than 40 projects are underway to support Mosul's health sector
- FFS is supporting the revival of Mosul University
- FFS is supporting vulnerable minority communities
- FFS is scaling up successful housing and cash-grant programmes in Anbar