A United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project to rehabilitate 15,000 damages homes in Mosul has begun with the aim to allow up to 90,000 displaced people to return to their homes.
The restoration work will include rebuilding and plastering of walls, sanitation, electrical works and installation of windows and doors with priority for the homes given to those considered most vulnerable.
Rehabilitation works on the first group of homes is expected to be complete by the end of March, with November the expected completion date of the project as a whole.
The UNDP has now initiated more than 800 stabilization projects n the Mosul area following its liberation from IS rule. Other major restorations include water projects, rubble clearance, rehabilitation of schools and hospitals and restoration of electricity networks.