He toured the Old City and visited Mosul University, Ninewah University, West-Mosul Hospital Complex and West-Mosul General Hospital.
Ambassador Nunn, remarked:
“The destruction that we saw today is of staggering scale. Mosul had suffered enormously under ISIL, and it is time now to help this ancient city restore its strength and diversity. I was very happy to meet with the students of Mosul University as they resume their studies in newly rehabilitated facilities. A university represents a city’s future.”
The German Ambassador encouraged the President of Mosul University to pursue possible academic partnerships with German universities and other higher education vocational training colleges.
Based on priorities identified by the Government of Iraq and local authorities, the FFS helps quickly repairpublic infrastructure, provides grants to small businesses, boosts the capacity of local government, promotes civil engagement, and provides short-term employment through public works schemes.
Established in June 2015, the FFS is working in newly liberated areas in Anbar, Salah al-Din, Ninewah, Diyala and Kirkuk Governorates. Close to 1,500 projects are underway across 23 locations. ICRRP, which was established in 2014, focuses on restoring livelihoods and promoting social cohesion in areas impacted by the crisis.