The Banafsaj (Violet) Organisation has implemented a Cash For Work Programme in the al-Bab region of northern Aleppo. The program helps develop the local agricultural industry while providing many displaced Syrians with much-needed jobs.
The Iraqi Council of Ministers has approved a regulation requiring that 50% of foreign oil company employees working in the country be Iraqis. This comes after mass demonstrations in Basra calling for improved public services and increased job opportunities.
The International Organisation for Migration and a number of other international actors have established the carpet factory for Yazidi women in Duhok. Although the wages in the factory are simple, the Yazidi women are able to provide for their children while learning new skills.