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.
After the military campaign to retake Iraqi territory from the Islamic State, particularly in Mosul, unexploded ordnance remains a big concern for residents returning to their homes two years after liberation.
Local authorities are working to rehabilitate and rebuild the main hospital in the city of Tikrit. The reconstruction project is taking place with coordination between the UNDP and the Iraqi Ministry of Health.
The destruction of infrastructure all across Mosul represent a stark reminder of the horrors that the city faced under ISIS rule. Local people are keen to see the renovation of government and private buildings in order to witness a new start.
On Wednesday 18th of July, Egypt and the United Nations signed a Declaration of Intent which gives Egypt support to rebuild Sinai. The UNDP representative present at the signing stressed the organisations support in developing Sinai.
The reconstruction process in Iraq's Salahuddin Province began after the elimination of ISIS in the region. Iraqi Government agencies in coordination with the UNDP have begun rebuilding the Tikrit Educational Hospital which is set to be completed in 18 months.