Iraq will receive $5.69US million from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in order to stablise certain towns and regions recently liberated.
The funds will be received in two instalments to the UNDP program called, Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS) which quickly distributes funds to help infrastructure, local economies and community reconciliation.
UNDP Resident Representative as well as UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Lise Grande stated: “Hundreds of thousands of displaced Iraqis are ready to return home to newly liberated areas. Helping to stabilize these areas, many of which have been badly destroyed, is one of our highest priorities. We are enormously grateful to the Dutch Government for their generous support.”
Mr. Jan Van Weijen, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Netherlands in Baghdad also added: “The Netherlands is actively participating in the Global anti-ISIL Coalition which is helping the Government of Iraq to liberate territories occupied by Da’esh. Through FFIS, Internally Displaced People can move back to their homes soon after liberation in order to continue their lives in peace.”
The FFIS was established as a branch within the UNDP which works directly with liberated regions in ANbar, Salah al-Din, Ninewah and Diyala Governorates. Ramadi is also now receiving aid.