This funding will support the rehabilitation of critical infrastructure in Iraq such as roads, hospitals and government buildings. In addition, it will help law enforcement authorities keep their communities safe. Finally, these initiatives will enhance women’s participation in rebuilding and reconciliation efforts and leadership roles.
Canada’s ongoing commitment to Iraq already includes working with the United Nations Development Programme’s Funding Facility for Stabilization and Mines Advisory Group. This multimillion dollar funding helps internally displaced people in Iraq return home safely and also supports the clearance of explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices in areas newly liberated from Daesh.