UN Habitat newsletter - February 2023
Visit of H.E. Mr. Futoshi Matsumoto, Ambassador of Japan to Iraq to the Bab Sinjar Housing Complex in Mosul Visit to Urban Recovery Projects in Basra
UN-Habitat is honored to have received His Excellency Mr. Futoshi Matsumoto, Ambassador of Japan to Iraq, to the Bab Sinjar Housing Complex in west Mosul, Ninawa Governorate for the inauguration of the social housing complex built by UN-Habitat Iraq under the project titled “Support to Reconstruction and Peacebuilding of Liberated Cities in Iraq” funded by the Government of Japan. The ceremony was held on 12th February 2023 with the presence of Ms. Evan Jabro, Minister of Migration and Displaced, Mr. Ghulam Mohammad ISACZAI, UN Deputy Special Representative, Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Mr. Najim Abdullah Al-Jubouri, Governor of Ninewa, along with the representatives of UNICEF, relevant government officials, and construction partners. Approximately 2, 300 returnees currently reside in nine buildings of 324 units.
The great collaboration between the Government of Iraq and UN-Habitat was praised and the project is seen as one of the best practices for durable solutions towards the returnees.
UN-Habitat would like to thank the following partners for their generous contributions: European Union, Government of Japan, the United States of America, Iraq UNDAF Trust Fund, Germany, Iraq Ministry of Planning, Alwaleed Philanthropies, Government of Korea, Kuwait Relief Society, Iraq Humanitarian Fund, and France.