SINJAR, Nineveh Governorate, Iraq – The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) said it has received an additional donation of USD 3.6 million from Japan for reconstruction and peacebuilding in Iraq through the reconstruction of war-damaged houses and construction of low-cost housing units in Sinjar, Ninewa Governorate. UN-Habitat said the money will be spend on rehabilitation of public spaces and infrastructure, and construction of low-cost housing units to accommodate returnees whose houses are totally destroyed and have not received any support for rehabilitation or reconstruction of their houses.
UN-Habitat also operates vocational trainings to employability which will contribute to rebuilding peoples livelihoods.
Sinjar is majority Yazidi. Yazidis were driven from Sinjar by the evil that is ISIS. ISIS captured large parts of Sinjar, Mosul and the Nineveh Plains and brought destruction and death over the Yazidis. Children were decapitated, women raped and sold and men killed and tortured. The battle against ISIS by the international Coalition against ISIS and the Iraqi government brought the removal of the ISIS caliphate but also brought a lot of destruction. The UN-Habitat is working towards reconstruction and peacebuilding of the Sinjar and the whole of the Nineveh Governate and give Yazidis, Chaldeans-Syriacs-Assyrians, Arabs, Turkmen and Kurds housing, existence, jobs and recognition.