UN-Habitat strives to enhance partnership opportunities for area-based urban recovery projects in Heet

October 18th, 2021

Heet, Iraq, 18 October 2021 – The two-square-kilometre Al-Baker neighbourhood, sprawling on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, is the largest and most populated of the 14 areas comprising the…

UN-Habitat strengthens support to cities facing influx of internally displaced people

September 29th, 2021

Nairobi, 29 September 2021- On the eve of the report by the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement, UN-Habitat renews its commitment to furthering the…

Struggling Iraqi mother learns new gardening skills in EU project

April 12th, 2021

Mosul, Iraq. March 2021. After struggling to support her family for the past six years, Nafla Mohammad Ali is now a gardener at Al Yarmouk Park currently being transformed as part of the EU-funded…

UN-Habitat marks World Water Day by water network rehabilitation in five cities across Iraq

March 18th, 2021

Erbil, Iraq, 22 March 2021 – Ismail Faris and his wife Um Medyan smile each time they turn their tap, and a steady stream of clean and cool water rushes out. For many across the globe, this a routine…

Creating jobs for the local community in Duhok, thanks to a programme funded by the EU

December 16th, 2020

Duhok, Iraq, 15 December 2020-- Saud Saad Hussein,19, has been living with his family in a rented house in Baroshke neighbourhood in Duhok Centre of northern Iraq since their displacement from Sinjar…

Park squatter in Mosul, Iraq offered new opportunity thanks to UN-Habitat rehabilitation project

August 17th, 2020

Mosul, Iraq, August 2020 – After squatting in Al-Yarmouk Park in Mosul, northern Iraq, for 22 years, Suliman Hassan Matar has been provided with a temporary new home and a full-time job as a park…

Returnees in Yathrib, Iraq, help rebuild homes in their conflict affected communities during the pandemic

July 2nd, 2020

Yathrib, Iraq, 2 July 2020 - While living away from home in Baghdad for four years, 31-year-old Mohammed Madi Ahmad learned new skills in painting, plumbing, electrical work and installation of fans…

Young returnees in Iraq benefit from vocational training

May 28th, 2020

Mosul, Iraq, 28 May 2020 -- UN-Habitat in partnership with Peace Winds Japan recently completed vocational training of 33 young community members in Zanjilli neighborhood of West Mosul. This was part…

UN-Habitat joins forces with leading experts to propose urban solutions for internally displaced people

May 17th, 2020

15 May 2020; UN-Habitat has called for a “proactive urban response to displacement” in a joint paper on the growing phenomenon of urban displacement for the UN’s High Level Panel on Internal…

UN-Habitat Iraq housing rehabilitation project provides employment and protection for workers during COVID-19

May 15th, 2020

Nineveh Governorate, Iraq, 19 May 2020 – Construction work has resumed work on a UN-Habitat project with UNDP to rehabilitate war damaged houses in two cities in northern Iraq with precautions to…

Developing five City Profiles for conflict-affected cities in Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Syria

December 5th, 2019

Cairo, 5 December 2019 – Since 2018 UN-Habitat has been working to develop five City Profiles for conflict-affected cities in Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Syria and Yemen. Urban profiling guides…

For the first time, Yazidi families have documents to prove their rights over land and houses in Sinjar, Northern Iraq

July 19th, 2019

Sinjar, Northern Iraq. “When we first heard there would be a programme to support our property rights, we did not believe it. But then it happened!” Hazem Kcho Saado, Borek resident, 47 years old. As…