After much of Mosul was left in ruins following life under ISIS, the UN is piloting a project to help reconstruct 15,000 in the Old City, providing employment opportunities for young people in the process.
Academics in Mosul are attempting to revive the city’s barren libraries in order to revive the city’s cultural heritage. For centuries, Mosul was known for its artists, writers, and libraries brimming with books in multiple languages, before jihadists destroyed everything.
For centuries, residents of Mosul have spoken a unique form of Arabic enriched by the Iraqi city’s long history as a crossroads of civilization, a singsong dialect that many now fear will die out after years of war and displacement.
The Governor of Nineveh Province, Nofal al-Akoub, has launched initiatives to clear Old City of Mosul of rubble and provide its residents with food and water. The initiative is in cooperation with the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement.
This is the first time in 4 years that the local residents of Mosul, Iraq are celebrating the holy month of Ramadan free from ISIS rule. Shopkeepers are returning to their shops to resume life and heritage back to Mosul.