Iraq Program Updates

Speeches Shim

January 19, 2021

Can a person’s gender impact how safe they feel in a public space? Dark streets, isolated areas, and the risk of harassment can keep women and their families from enjoying public spaces, such as Sami Abdulrahman Park, a popular community gathering space in Erbil. Increased reports of harassment and poor lighting at night have discouraged local women and girls from spending time in the park.

January 15, 2021

“The night before we left the city, I drew a painting and left it at home. It was a ship and it was a symbol for my city, and it was in the middle of a sea with winds blowing through it,” Evileen said, describing her departure from Qaraqosh in 2014 when ISIS militants swept through the city.

USAID-funded case management support to survivors in Sinjar Iraq
January 14, 2021

Since 2003, the United States, through USAID, has been a steadfast partner of Iraq in helping enhance the country’s overall stability and promote greater prosperity for all citizens.

January 12, 2021

In December 2020, young people from across Ninewa Plains virtually celebrated the successful completion of their community projects by sharing their creations with community leaders and other project teams participating in the USAID-funded Shared Future social cohesion program.

December 22, 2020

In December 2020, USAID obligated an additional $16.3 million to stabilization and religious and ethnic minority (REM) programming in Iraq. The funding will increase the overall USAID contributions ($389 million since 2017) to multiple ongoing programs that support REM communities.