We pay tribute to the #WorldRefugeeDay with an excerpt of our activities in Northern Iraq/KRI demonstrating the importance of equal access to services for refugees, IDPs and host communities.

The Qudra Programme is the only GIZ programme in Iraq addressing electricity, reaching approx. 77,500 beneficiaries and counting. Moreover, by also being the first non-military cooperation of the Ministry of Peshmerga among GIZ programmes in Iraq, the Qudra Programme address a diversity of sectors with the QIPs (Quick Impact Projects): electricity, health, livelihood | economic and social reintegration, road rehabilitation, agriculture, irrigation | water, education || including persons with disabilities. On its 2nd cycle, another project of QIPs intends to improve the educational environment by rehabilitating stools at Duhok’s governorate schools in cooperation with GIZ Education, Vocational Education, Income Generation Programme and GIZ Cash for Work Programme.

The Qudra Programme is a regional action financed by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the 'Madad' Fund and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) seeking to strengthen resilience for Syrian refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises. The Programme is jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the French Agency for International Technical Expertise (Expertise France), Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID) and Hungarian Interchurch Aid (Ökumenikus Segélyszervezet, HIA) in programme partner countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Northern Iraq/KRI.

 

Qudra Programme

"Qudra – Resilience for Syrian refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises" is a regional action financed by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the 'Madad' Fund and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), seeking to strengthen the resilience of Syrian refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises.

Qudra – an Arabic word meaning ‘strength’, ‘ability’ or ‘resilience’ – was launched in June 2016 and since then, the programme is being jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Expertise France (EF), Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID) and Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) in programme partner countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and North Iraq. All four agencies, by pooling their experience and resources, endeavour to achieve a coherent concept and implementation in order to contribute to a shared European solution to the ongoing refugee crisis in the region.


 

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