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2017

Income generation for IDPs, refugees, returnees and vulnerable households in host communities in Northern Iraq

Irak

Titre Income generation for IDPs, refugees, returnees and vulnerable households in host communities in Northern Iraq

Pays : Irak

Durée : 2017 to 2022

Commissioned by : German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Agence d’exécution : Ministry of Planning of the Kurdistan Regional Government

Contexte
The economic situation in the Kurdistan region is difficult, because of the low oil prices and with it the reduction in the regional government’s budget funds. This has resulted in high unemployment and poverty among all population groups. In such circumstances, it is especially internally displaced persons, refugees, returnees and the population of the host communities, who are deprived of access to income and income-generating activities, that suffer the most.

Objectifs  : Internally displaced persons, refugees, returnees and members of the host communities of Dohuk, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Halabja have access to income and income-generating activities.

Approche
The project is creating temporary employment and income opportunities to support vulnerable households in the Kurdish provinces of Dohuk, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Halabja. Refugees, returnees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and underprivileged residents are offered up to 40 days’ work, enabling them to earn an income and at the same time relieving pressure on the host communities. Their earnings allow them to meet their own basic needs. This direct payment model (cash for work activities) is used to provide social services and repair public infrastructure in the camps and host communities, for example roads, schools, water pipes, sewers and recreational facilities.
In addition, the project is supporting vulnerable households to generate income independently over the medium and long term. This takes the form of activities such as labour market-orientated training, internships in the private sector and promoting start-up businesses.

Présentation : GIZ

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