“In furtherance of a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in December 2018, USAID and the Government of Hungary are proud to announce new coordinated projects for the recovery of the town of Qaraqosh in the Ninewa Plain, and in Sinjar,” USAID wrote in a statement.
In Qaraqosh, USAID has announced a new $330,000 project that will be implemented through the Assyrian Aid Society to help restore St. George’s Commercial Center. This project will rehabilitate 100 locally-owned shops damaged by ISIS, enabling businesses to reopen and accelerating economic recovery in one of Iraq’s most diverse districts.
The government of Hungary recently announced a $1,125,000 contribution through the Hungary Helps Program to the Syriac Catholic Archdiocese of Mosul to assist with the clearing of rubble and mines in addition to further reconstruction of 35 severely damaged residential buildings in Qaraqosh. The Government of Hungary has since 2017 provided over $3.1 million through the Hungary Helps Program to help restore homes, rehabilitate a school, provide psychosocial care, and reconstruct water networks in the Qaraqosh area, enabling several hundred internally displaced families to return to and remain in their homeland.