Development cooperation

Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization in Iraq (FFIS), UNDP


Iraq is struggling with a multitude of challenges, needing long-term support by the international community. Security situation is challenging due to presence of ISIL and due to tensions between ethnic groups. After a long internal conflict the humanitarian situation continues alarming. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) amount to over 1.2 million. UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS/FFS) aims to support the Iraqi Government to address the immediate stabilization needs in newly accessible areas, allowing the sustainable return of IDPs. Currently the Fund is active in the governorates of Salah al-Din, Ninewah, Anbar Kirkuk and Diyala. Finland has contributed to the fund since 2016 with a total amount of 11 million euros. The mandate of the fund is until the end of 2023. After that, the fund will be handed to the Iraqi government. The additional Finnish support to the fund will contribute to the implementation of the exit-strategy and the mainstreaming of gender and human rights perspective. It will also help to implement a more holistic approach to conflict and improve the sustainability of stabilization activities and their results.

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Funding decision

1 500 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Immediate post-emergency reconstruction and rehabilitation 100%

Special target group

  • women
  • girls
  • children
  • youth

Funding channel

YK:n kehitysohjelma



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