Iraq

Assisting Returnees and Inclusion in Liberated Areas of Iraq

While armed conflict continues to cause displacement in various areas of Iraq, internally displaced persons (IDPs) have begun to return to recently liberated areas at an increasing rate. As returnees begin to reintegrate into communities, they have faced multiple marginalization challenges and increased vulnerability because of their returnee status. To ensure that a more comprehensive, sensitive, and effective rehabilitation of IDPs takes place, PartnersGlobal, with its local affiliate Partners Iraq, together are working closely with local Iraqis to strengthen community resilience by helping to address grievances, promote positive social interactions, and build the foundation for genuine reconciliation and societal cohesion.

 Through a  community-building initiative, PartnersGlobal is helping local Iraqis to establish a process for collecting grievances for communal negotiation and resolution. This process involves data collection, presentation of grievances to authorities, and cooperative advocacy with local governments to address IDP returnee issues. By focusing on the liberated areas, PartnersGlobal and Partners Iraq are working to rebuild a stable, inclusive community within the country. Through cooperation and building collaborative frameworks at the outset of IDPs’ return, a more prosperous and inclusive future can be nurtured in Iraq.

 

Funded by the National Endowment for Democracy 

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