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Iraq: Overseas Aid

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL14785, tabled on 25 March 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much UK Official Development Assistance expenditure will be invested in development and humanitarian support in Iraq; and through which organisations that support will be directed.

Answered on

3 April 2019

DFID has committed £252.5 million in humanitarian support to Iraq since 2014, providing a vital lifeline to millions with shelter, medical care and clean water. The largest recipient of UK aid has been UN OCHA's Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund (IHF), which distributes funding to downstream partners in line with the Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan 2019.

The UK has committed over £103 million towards stabilisation in Iraq since 2015, through the Conflict Security and Stabilisation Fund. The largest recipient of this funding is the UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilisation (FFS), which helps stabilise areas liberated from Daesh by repairing infrastructure and reopening vital facilities such as hospitals and schools.

This year, £16 million has also been allocated from DFID's ODA budget to the Iraq Reform and Reconstruction Fund (IRRF), run by the World Bank. The IRRF will support Government of Iraq-led reconstruction efforts through the provision of technical assistance, and support the implementation of longer-term economic reform and development.

Plans for Official Development Aid expenditure in Iraq in the 2019/20 financial year are still to be confirmed.