Education helps displaced communities return home

To help facilitate the safe return of Iraqis displaced by the Islamic State group (IS), commonly referred to as ISIS, the Department of State supports explosive hazard risk education that equips displaced communities with the knowledge they need to return to their homes and rebuild their lives safely. Since 2015, U.S.-funded partners have provided risk education through sports, lectures and other activities in areas liberated from IS and internally displaced persons’ camps with the goal of teaching Iraqis how to identify dangerous explosive hazards and practice safe behaviors in areas suspected of containing hazards. This programing has reached more than a quarter million Iraqis since 2015 and plays a critical role keeping Iraqis safe as they rebuild after IS.

Photo courtesy of Danish Refugee Council

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