September 2015 - December 2015
During the 2015 liberation of the towns Al Door and Mukasyafah in Salah Al-Din Governorate from Daesh (ISIL/IS), most of the buildings and individual houses were damaged or destroyed. Located to the south of Tikrit, Al Door has a population of 60,000 residents and Mukasyafah has 40,000 residents. The residents of Al Door and Mukasyafah are predominantly from farming communities. They draw water from the River Tigris to irrigate the adjacent fields on both sides of the river. At the time of project implementation, around 50 percent of the roads in both towns were blocked with debris and rubble and solid waste was being poorly managed. The residents of both towns were in urgent need of assistance, particularly as winter was approaching.
Together with the UNDP, Human Relief Foundation (HRF) set out to bring a level of stability to the communities in Al Door and Mukasyafah prior to the onset of the winter months and also to provide support for the safe return of displaced families through the rehabilitation of newly accessible areas.
The cash for work model was used not to only inject cash into the local economy but also to help ensure that the beneficiary groups and local stakeholders receive early financial assistance and support that will then allow them to create long-term business opportunities.