Reasons to Return (Part 2): Determinants of IDP Integration into Host Communities in Iraq

As the rate of return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their places of origin in Iraq slows down, it becomes increasingly important to understand what the local integration of these households into their host communities may look like. This entails not only exploring IDPs’ living conditions and perceptions, but that of the host community as well to support both in ensuring all are equally woven into the local fabric at large.

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Return Index Thematic Series

More than 4.1 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) have returned to their places of origin across eight governorates in Iraq. The Return Index provides a means of quantitatively measuring the severity of physical and social living conditions in the locations to which they are returning, correlating data for services, livelihoods, social cohesion, and safety.

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Conflict Fragility and Social Dynamics in Diyala Governorate

Diyala Governorate, a microcosm of Iraq given the diversity of its residents and its terrain as well as its strategic location, highlights both the positive aspects of this mosaic as well as the tensions inherent in it. The governorate is also both underserved and understudied. This large-N perceptions study related to peace and conflict seeks to address this gap.

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