The German Ministry of
Foreign Affairs announced granting Iraq an additional 22 million euros through
a UN program that funds fast-track initiatives in the Iraqi provinces
liberated from ISIS.
The total amount of money donated to the program following the recent contribution of the German ministry amounts to 80.2 million euros, while the total support of the German government to Iraq now amounts to 209.9 million euros, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) said in a press release.
“Enormous progress continues to be made across the liberated areas of Iraq, with seventy percent of those who were displaced during the conflict now returned home,” acting UNDP Resident Representative for Iraq Gerardo Noto said, according to the press release.
The aid will “help re-establish public services and rebuild social cohesion in the most vulnerable areas.”
“Germany continues to support Iraq’s stabilization efforts to shore up the progress made to date,” German Ambassador to Iraq Cyrill Nunn said.