Funding Opportunity for Return of IDPs in the Ninewa Plains

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For Immediate Release

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
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This week, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Iraq issued a call for expressions of interest for USAID to fund activities that assist in the voluntary return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Ninewa Plains and Western Ninewa areas of Iraq, and to encourage those who are already in their communities to remain. Ambassador Douglas Silliman stated, "This initiative will allow the U.S. government to work hand-in-hand with organizations and private companies to help communities persecuted and displaced by violence to build a stronger future." 

With the liberation of ISIS controlled territory, approximately 2.2 million Iraqis have already returned home, yet another three million Iraqis remain internally displaced. Many of those displaced are minorities, and include representation from diverse religious and ethnic groups. Members of communities in the Ninewa Plains and Western Ninewa face unique post-conflict challenges, and the factors that influence these individuals to return to their homes and remain there need to be identified, assessed, and addressed.

The intent of the funding announcement is to allow co-creation and co-design to the maximum extent possible to create high-quality, effective, and efficient partnerships for the development, piloting, and testing of innovative, practical, cost-effective, and scalable interventions. 

Interested parties should refer to or for the full Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) posting and submission requirements. Submissions are due November 30, 2017.

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