Malteser International has launched a new aid project to rebuild destroyed homes and create lasting future prospects for inhabitants of the Nineveh Plains in northwestern Iraq. The €30-million aid package will support measures aimed at assisting the return and reintegration process of communities displaced by IS terror and fighting in the region. Around 30,000 returnees and residents of the Nineveh Plains will benefit directly from the measures.
The Nineveh Plains is home to various ethnic and religious groups including Christians, Yazidis, Kaka’e, and Muslims. The ISIS occupation of the region in forcefully displaced millions from their homes, with many forced to seek refuge abroad, with families, or in camps for displaced persons within Iraq. The project area encompasses two districts of the Ninewa Governorate and targets people in rural communities and urban areas.
Aiding a safe return: Reconstruction, economic development, education and social cohesion
Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the program will run in two phases from October 2018 to December 2020. The first phase will involve the reconstruction of destroyed or damaged buildings in the area with a total volume of €10 million.