Briefing note

Three years after end of IS in Mosul

Published 09. Jul 2020
Covid-19 brings new economic challenges for its residents.

Three years after Mosul was retaken by the Iraqi government from Islamic State group, thousands of families are still unable to return, and many of those who moved back are now finding there are no sources of livelihood in the city, hit like the rest of Iraq with Covid-19. While 1 million people have moved back to Mosul, lack of reconstruction and investment means these returns are not sustainable without continued humanitarian support, an NRC assessment showed.

Please contact NRC Media and Advocacy Coordinator in Erbil, Marine Olivesi (, with questions or feedback.

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