ASET- ACHIEVING SOCIO-ECONOMIC STABILITY OF RETURNEES, HOST COMMUNITY AND IDPS IN IRAQ
In partnership with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), AVSI Iraq implements the project “ASET: Achieving Socio-economic Stability of Returnees, Host Community and IDPs” in the Nineveh and Duhok governorates of Iraq. AVSI works to enhance the socio-economic resilience of vulnerable returnees, IDPs, and the host community in Nineveh and Duhok governorates.
In its first-year implementation, AVSI will continue to support the Association of Farmers, Livestock owners, and Technicians (AFLT) in its capacity to provide access to credit and services to farmers. AVSI established the AFLT during the implementation of the first PRM project. AVSI will help the local community restore their capacity to provide agricultural and breeding services, focusing on the value chains of sheep breeding, mushrooms, flower and ornamental plants in Duhok, and poultry, cows, olives, and honey in Nineveh. The project will target women as potential earners. It will also provide gender-sensitive life skills training to farmers and their families. Designed through extensive consultation with local actors in Qaraqosh, including hundreds of farming families, the project will reach returnees, host community, and IDPs.
- Economic Recovery and Development
- Refugee Resettlement