Iraq: Internally Displaced People

Department for International Development written question – answered on 9th October 2018.

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Photo of Jack Lopresti Jack Lopresti Conservative, Filton and Bradley Stoke

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance the UK is providing to livelihood creation for (a) internally displaced persons in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and (b) Internally Displaced Persons returning from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to the Nineveh Plains.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK funds livelihood projects in northern Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq through the UN’s Iraq Humanitarian Fund (IHF). In 2017 IHF-funded livelihoods projects provided 6,033 displaced or conflict affected people with temporary employment opportunities. The UK also funds livelihood creation through the UNDP Funding Facility for Stabilisation (FFS), which focuses on areas liberated from Daesh. In order to create conditions for people to return home, the FFS aims to kick-start local economies by rehabilitating critical infrastructure, providing grants for small businesses, and by directly generating income opportunities.

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