“Ma’an Naud”: let’s go back together

We continue our commitment to helping IDPs with a new project in Iraq, as communities who fled the Daesh occupation in 2014, are now returning home. 

Providing support for the communities of Bashiqa, Qaraqosh and Bertella in their long and challenging return home to areas occupied by Daesh as they advanced through the Ninive Plain in the summer of 2014.

This is the goal of the 10-month “Ma’an Na’ud” (Returning Home together) project, the new programme we just launched with the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS).

The Iraqi IDP community which is now coming home are in need of psychosocial support and reproductive healthcare, in a context in which rebuilding - both material and human - is only just beginning. We intend to make these services available to more than 3,000 women and teenage girls throughout the Ninive governorate.

At the same time, we are reinforcing psychosocial support techniques in schools  and in the camps where Iraqi IDPs are still living - like the Ashti camp, where we have been working for years - by offering specific training courses for teachers, psychologists and school assistants.

Our goal is to reach 100 teachers, 12 psychologists and social workers, to reach 2,300 people in resilience groups, including 700 people.


Project Name: Ma’an Na’ud (let’s reunite). Supporting Iraqi IDPs as they return home to areas recently liberated from Daesh.

Project Type: Psychosocial support, reproductive healthcare, specialized training for teachers and psychologists, resilience groups.

Beneficiaries: Iraqi IDPs

Project Areas: Governorates of Erbil and Ninive, Bashiqam Bertella and Qaraqosh districts - KRG - Iraq

Partner: Ezidi Organization for Documentation (EOD)

Donor: Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS)