Stabilisation

Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers of France and Germany on the stabilisation of Mosul

For France and Germany, the liberation of Mosul offers hope for a united, democratic and secure Iraq. The defeat of IS in Mosul represents a unique opportunity to rebuild the country and to work towards achieving national reconciliation.

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The Mosul Painter

‘We are now so pleased that they (ISIS) have gone’.

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Why removing explosive devices matters for Iraq

Thanks to the efforts of the Iraqi Security Forces, supported by the Global Coalition, Daesh are firmly on the back foot in Iraq. They have now lost 65% of territory they controlled in the country and families are beginning to return home.

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Removing the dangerous explosives Daesh leaves behind

When areas are liberated from Daesh control, the work of making the area safe again commences. Daesh leave areas heavily mined and booby-trapped, with many of the devices left to target civilians returning to their homes. The Global Coalition and its partners work with the UN Mine Action Service to combat this threat to the population. The image galleries below show examples of the work that is being done, training the security forces and raising awareness of the dangers.

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The Mosul Barber

‘When they (Daesh) left it was like a New Year. Whenever we saw our friends we said: ‘Happy New Year, it is a new day’.

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Video: Female Traffic Police showing the way in Manbij, Syria

In Manbij, for the first time in Syrian history, policewomen are being used to bring order to the traffic.

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Update on Canada’s engagement in Iraq and the region

In the context of that effort, Canada’s approach for the past year has been to have all involved sectors of the Government of Canada work together to address the many…

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How the Coalition is stabilising liberated areas

The Government of Iraq (GoI) will only defeat Da’esh if it can help people return to their homes in liberated areas and assist them in rebuilding their lives. The primary goal of the Coalition Working Group on Stabilization, co-chaired by Germany and the United Arab Emirates, is to support the GoI in achieving this goal.

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What is the UK doing to defeat Daesh?

The UK plays a leading role in the fight against Daesh. From being at the forefront of silencing Daesh’s propaganda to carrying out more airstrikes than anyone except the US (over 1200 since 2014). The UK is dedicated to supporting the Coalition’s efforts to end Daesh in Iraq and Syria.

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10 ways the coalition and its partners are stabilising areas liberated from Daesh

The Coalition takes a multi-faceted approach to defeating Daesh. After military victories, the focus turns to providing relief and services to the local population in order to counteract the drivers of conflict. Coalition partners are providing short and long-term stabilisation support both bilaterally and through funds such as UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS). Below are just some of the stabilisation projects and successes taking place in liberated territories:

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Helping to stabilize Iraq: support for local police

Trust between security forces and civilians is essential to stability; this is particularly true at the local level.  One of the most critical factors in the stabilisation of Iraq is the establishment and strengthening of community-based policing. The Government of Germany has earmarked four million euros for this purpose in 2016 and 2017. The projects are carried out jointly with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Iraq.

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Extra money for demining operations in Mosul

Once the Iraqi city of Mosul has been liberated, its displaced inhabitants must be able to return safely to their homes. This will only be possible if the many explosives that have been placed there by ISIS are cleared as soon as possible. To this end the Netherlands is setting aside an extra €1 million for de-mining operations in Mosul.

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