Iraq Program Updates

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Last updated: June 22, 2021

April 6, 2021

USAID is supporting the Government of Iraq (GOI) and the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to implement strategic initiatives that strengthen governance and public financial management, bolster transparency, and improve the delivery of essential services to Iraqi citizens.

April 1, 2021

In August, 2014, the city of Qaraqosh was captured by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), forcing tens of thousands of people to flee the city. Maryana’s family was among those who managed to escape.

March 31, 2021

Nadia’s Initiative (NI), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are working together to scale up support to Yazidi survivors of genocide. USAID, IOM and NI will assist members of the community who survived the genocide in accessing durable solutions through the construction of new housing units in close proximity to the old town, alongside other tailored measures to help families feel safe, heard, and supported in their recovery.

3 youth on bikes in Qaraqosh, Iraq
March 31, 2021

Advancing gender equality is at the core of USAID’s efforts to promote greater stability and prosperity, and support a more transparent and participatory democratic process in Iraq.

USAID-funded sewing machines distribution in Iraq
March 24, 2021

Without a clear pathway towards durable solutions for IDPs and survivors of conflict, instability will continue to prevail across the country. USAID is supporting the return and reintegration of Iraqis through programs that provide tools and resources to help individuals and communities recover from crisis.