On March 30, 2021, the Government of Canada announced more than $43.6 million in funding for 11 stabilization projects in Iraq and Syria. These projects, funded through the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program, are aligned with the Global Coalition against Daesh’s stabilization efforts in these countries. Since 2016, Canada has committed up to $3.5 billion through its Middle East engagement strategy to respond to the crises in Iraq and Syria and address the impact theyhave had on the region.
In Iraq, projects will focus on rehabilitating public infrastructure, delivering essential services, clearing the explosive remnants of war and local peacebuilding efforts to support the reintegration of internally displaced peoples affiliated with Daesh.
In Syria, projects will focus on stabilizing areas formerly occupied by Daesh, supporting the restoration of essential services, fostering reconciliation and providing access to truthful information.
Source: The Mirage News