Livelihood Support

IOM Iraq's livelihood support programmes have provided socio-economic assistance to IDP, returnee, and host communities, including female and youth-headed households, and those who are unemployed and underemployed since 2007.

In coordination with governorate-level Technical Consultative Boards, local Community Management Teams, and Women's Empowerment Groups, IOM Iraq provides individually tailored services such as job placements, vocational training, small business development services, and in-kind grants. Such initiatives provide Iraq's most vulnerable populations with access to gainful employment and regular income.

IOM Iraq's livelihood assistance programs are implemented in close partnership with the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, and the Ministry of Agriculture. These programs have been most recently funded by UNHCR and the governments of the United States, Australia, Germany, and Japan.

Since 2007, IOM has been supporting the Government of Iraq in stabilizing vulnerable communities that have a high number of internally displaced persons, returnees and residents from the host communities, through job creation and income generation activities aimed at improving the livelihoods of the most vulnerable...

Under CRP V IOM will target 15 governorates across Iraq including: Dahuk, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Anbar, Ninewa, Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Diyala, Baghdad, Babylon, Karbala, Najaf, Missan, Thi-Qar and Basrah. IOM conducted detailed multi-sectoral profiling of all the communities to ensure that the interventions were...

Under CRP V IOM will target 15 governorates across Iraq including: Dahuk, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Anbar, Ninewa, Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Diyala, Baghdad, Babylon, Karbala, Najaf, Missan, Thi-Qar and Basrah. IOM conducted detailed multi-sectoral profiling of all the communities to ensure that the interventions were...

Under CRP V IOM will target 15 governorates across Iraq including: Dahuk, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Anbar, Ninewa, Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Diyala, Baghdad, Babylon, Karbala, Najaf, Missan, Thi-Qar and Basrah. IOM conducted detailed multi-sectoral profiling of all the communities to ensure that the interventions were...

Under CRP V IOM will target 15 governorates across Iraq including: Dahuk, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Anbar, Ninewa, Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Diyala, Baghdad, Babylon, Karbala, Najaf, Missan, Thi-Qar and Basrah. IOM conducted detailed multi-sectoral profiling of all the communities to ensure that the interventions were...

While newly displaced persons experience difficulty in accessing safe areas because of ongoing conflict and restrictions on movement, IOM continues to deliver lifesaving aid across Iraq as access allows. Since January 2014, nearly 180,000 families have received non-food item kits from IOM, which include essential...

Iraq - IOM Iraq’s Community Revitalization Program (CRP) held a partnership meeting this week to review the needs of conflict-affected families in Iraq, assess current activities, and plan future programming to most effectively assist internally displaced persons (IDPs).

The meeting brought together IOM...

Iraq - IOM Iraq’s Community Revitalization Program (CRP) held a partnership meeting this week to review the needs of conflict-affected families in Iraq, assess current activities, and plan future programming to most effectively assist internally displaced persons (IDPs).

The meeting brought together IOM...

Under the Community Revitalization Program, IOM is providing assistance to 44 communities across 10 Governorates in Iraq - Baghdad, Babylon, Basra, Dahuk, Diyala, Erbil, Kirkuk, Missan, Sualymaniyah and Thi Qar. IOM conducted detailed multi-sectoral profiling of all the communities to ensure that the interventions...

Under the Community Revitalization Program, IOM is providing assistance to 44 communities across 10 Governorates in Iraq - Baghdad, Babylon, Basra, Dahuk, Diyala, Erbil, Kirkuk, Missan, Sualymaniyah and Thi Qar. IOM conducted detailed multi-sectoral profiling of all the communities to ensure that the interventions...

The UNHCR and IOM joint Livelihood Program has become the cornerstone of sustainable social and economic assistance for many vulnerable Iraqis. Post-conflict Iraq is severely challenged by both high unemployment and underemployment, and this reality is even worse for IDPs and returnees adapting to a new home in...

The Community Revitalization Program (CRP) is multi-sectorial program that focuses on the implementation of livelihood projects, rehabilitation of shared economic and social infrastructure, and capacity building of local stakeholders and governmental authorities. CRP aims to contribute to stabilization in Iraq by...

This is an evaluation of the efficacy, impact, and sustainability of IOM Iraq's “Contributing to on-going stabilization in Iraq through the Community Revitalization Programme (CRP), Phase I.” The project was implemented in Anbar, Baghdad, Diyala, Kirkuk, Missan, and Ninewa governorates of Iraq, with the overall...