What We Do

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Capacity building is a key aspect of the IOM Mission in Iraq, as it enhances the ability of an individual or organization to evaluate and address crucial questions related to policy choices and modes of implementation among development options. IOM Iraq’s ‘Integrated Capacity Building Program’ (ICBP) merges a variety of capacity...
Over the past six years, IOM Iraq has actively distributed both food and non-food item (NFI) relief kits to vulnerable populations throughout Iraq. IOM Iraq currently maintains an emergency stock warehouse in Erbil, from which aid shipments can be delivered anywhere in the country. IOM Iraq’s distributions of emergency food and NFI...
Since 2003, IOM has assessed and monitored the movements, needs, conditions and intentions of populations throughout Iraq. IOM monitoring and assessments have covered roughly one million internally displaced persons. These assessments provide valuable qualitative and quantitative information about IDP and returnee needs, which IOM is in...
Unemployment and underemployment figures in Iraq stand somewhere between 50 and 60 percent, creating an economic crisis, all too common in post-conflict zones. These people’s needs are often overlooked because of ongoing unrest and fierce competition for scarce resources throughout the country. To alleviate this problem,...
IOM has been providing voluntary return transportation to and from Iraq and its immediate region since 1990, assisting over one million people in total. Operations began following the First Gulf War, when roughly 165,000 migrant workers stranded in the region were provided with assistance to return to Asian and African countries; many...
The IOM Community Policing (CP) model for Iraq aims at bringing together community members and law enforcement officials to discuss security issues that most concern the communities. This is part of the IOM Iraq integrated approach to community stabilization which entails a combination of bottom-up and top-down interventions; bottom-...
  Since February 2017, IOM manages a Family Assistance Program (FAP) service center in Erbil, in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, in partnership with the German Consulate General in Erbil, to offer a wide range of support services to both Syrian and Iraqi families applying for a German family reunion (FR) visa.  IOM and the...