Community-Led Solutions Essential to Sustainable Returns of IDPs in Iraq

A displaced family returning to Al-Laheib village in Anbar found their house destroyed. © IOM/Rafal Abulateef 2019


Erbil— Anbar, in western Iraq, is the country’s largest governorate by area. In early 2014, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) seized control of Anbar from the Iraqi Government; nearly half a million people fled the ISIL advance between January and May 2014. A second wave of displacement took place in 2016 when...